Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Holiday display of Confederate flags on VA cemetery flagpoles blocked

Via Bob

 Confederate flag
Dale Smith, 60, of Johnsonville, South Carolina, holds a Confederate flag as he looks out to Fort Sumter from the Battery in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, as they wait for cannons to be fired to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

The Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer allow Confederate flag imagery to be flown on flagpoles at national cemeteries on Memorial Day or Confederate Memorial Day.

The policy change follows debate in the House of Representatives earlier this year over continued display of Confederate imagery on federal lands. It also further reduces the number of flag images that can be displayed on federal land after the National Park Service made similar policy changes last year.

The Veterans Affairs decision comes a few months after an amendment barring the display of flag imagery in VA cemeteries was added to the House’s fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA spending bill (HR 4974), but later removed from the conference report (HR 2577) behind closed doors.

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  1. This is what we need today - snipers and more snipers. Do
    not know, Brock, if you have heard this story:

    1. Yes and a wonderful story. Here are a few more links.

  2. Looking back, yes, I would say you heard of Hinson. Remarkable
    Thanks much.

    1. Certainly and he is crying for a movie to be made.