Virginia Group To Fly Large Confederate Flag Outside Richmond

Virginia Flaggers, an organization that works to promote the state’s Confederate past, announced over the weekend that it will fly a 15-foot wide Confederate battle flag on a small patch of land by I-95 outside Richmond, Mother Jones reported.

The flag “will serve to welcome visitors and commuters to Richmond, and remind them of our honorable Confederate history and heritage,” an annoucement on the Flagger’s website read.

The flag is slated to be unveiled Sept. 28 and the group is fundraising for the necessary $3,000 to display the flag.

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