The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to ban the display of Confederate flags at historic federal cemeteries in the deep South.
The low-profile move came Tuesday evening after a brief debate on a measure funding the National Park Service, which maintains 14 national cemeteries, most of which contain graves of Civil War soldiers.
The proposal by Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., added language to block the Park Service from allowing private groups to decorate the graves of southern soldiers with Confederate flags in states that commemorateConfederate Memorial Day. The cemeteries affected are the Andersonville and Vicksburg cemeteries in Georgia and
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