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Wichita to Replace Confederate Flag with Civil War Memorial

Associated Press - November 16, 2015 3:53 pm

A fire has gutted the Wichita gym where Olympic medalist Nico Hernandez trains.

A fire has gutted the Wichita gym where Olympic medalist Nico Hernandez trains.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – A memorial to soldiers who fought on both sides during the Civil War will replace the Confederate flag that once flew at a Wichita park.

The Wichita Eagle reports the Reconciliation Memorial planned for the plaza at Veterans Memorial Park will tell the story of both Union and Confederate armies.

Wichita Park Board members voted last week to keep the Confederate flag from flying at the park. The flag was removed in July after the city received complaints about the flag in the wake of the deadly June shootings at a church in South Carolina.

The new memorial will include an 8-foot obelisk and will tell the story of how both sides lost soldiers and what they were fighting for. The memorial’s expected to be up by May 2016.

Stan Clemons

November 16, 2015 at 11:49 pm

yea I heard they are going to put the gay flag up there.

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