WSLS-TV Staff Reports
Published: January 13, 2012
LEXINGTON, VA --
Confederate flags were in the air Friday in Lexington. It was all part of a display organized by the national chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Members drove in from several states, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
"Although we can't put it in the pole, we got two men at each pole, so now we have twice as many flags out there," said Billy Starnes, who drove from North Carolina.
Members say they are here to support the flag's history and the local chapter of the group, just one day after a lawsuit was filed against the city for it's flag ordinance.
"We just want to make a statement, and be here to support the importance of this flag," said Starnes.
From Erin Barnett, WSLS reporter in the field
Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans fulfilled a pledge they made last week, to hold up Confederate flags in Lexington today (Friday), in honor of Lee-Jackson Day.
The display comes one day after the group filed a federal lawsuit against the city, for not allowing the flying of non-government flags on city flagpoles.
Go to this Link to see the video news coverage of the Lee-Jackons Event: