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Confederate Flag to Fly no Longer in Park

Associated Press - November 10, 2015 7:00 am

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita Park Board members have voted to keep the Confederate flag from flying at Veterans Memorial Park.

Mayor Jeff Longwell ordered the flag removed in July after acknowledging community feedback to a June shooting in a Charleston, South Carolina, church. The accused shooter in that incident posted photos with the flag on social media.

The Park Board on Monday recommended the flag be replaced with the Kansas flag. They also approved a Reconciliation Memorial to address the diverse sides of the Civil War.

Board members say the conference-room meeting was standing room only. They say there was heated debate between those on both sides of the issue.

The Confederate flag had been in the park near downtown since 1976.


Information from: The Wichita Eagle



Laura Schmidt

November 10, 2015 at 9:33 am

So sad that all these places are denying to remember and display our country’s history. This politically correct everything is getting a lot out of hand! Fly that beautiful flag…men died for us to have it afterall!

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