Confederate flag ban approved

September 2, 2011

The Lexington, Va. city council voted Thursday night to ban the display of the Confederate flag on city-owned poles. The vote was 4 to 1 after a lively 2 ½ hour meeting according to an AP story.

The ban includes a display of all flags on the poles except those of the US, Virginia and Lexington. Personal displays of the Confederate flag are not affected by the ruling.

The ban will mostly affect the annual celebration of Lee-Jackson Day in January when a large parade is staged through downtown to mark the birthdays of the two Confederate leaders who are buried in Lexington.

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