Sunday, September 7, 2008

Confederate flag may stay aloft

Confederate flag may stay aloft
By Andrew Meacham, Times Staff Writer
In print: Thursday, September 4, 2008

TAMPA ­ The giant Confederate flag near Interstates 75 and 4 has been flying for nearly two weeks, and this time it is likely to stay aloft, backers say.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans first raised the banner for 20 minutes on April 1, and then again on June 3 and on Flag Day, June 14, on private property where they were building a monument to honor Confederate soldiers. They have put it up and lowered it three times, never flying it for more than a day or so.