Sunday, January 25, 2009

Battleflag Files Proudly in Tampa

Controversial Rebel battle flag erected again in Tampa
Posted By: Tamara Hill

A local group vowed a flag would be up before Super Bowl and that's exactly what happened.

On Friday afternoon, The Sons Of Confederate Veterans erected an enormous Confederate Battle Flag at a memorial park in Tampa. The 30x30 foot flag flies adjacent to I-75 bridge over U.S. 92. The group first put the flag up last year in June, but it was recently damaged by high winds and had to be repaired. The flag has caused some controversy. Opponents say it's a sign of hatred but others say it's a symbol of heritage. While the flag came under criticism by some civil rights groups before it was put up. All permits were legally obtained and all requirements were met before the flag was raised.