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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Richmond to have Battle Flag to Greet Visitors
15-Foot Confederate Flag to Be Installed on I-95
Aug 06, 2013 2:54 PM CDT Updated:
Aug 06, 2013 6:46 PM CDT
RICHMOND, VA - A giant, Confederate flag will soon be flying along the side of Interstate-95, just south of Richmond.
The group "Virginia Flaggers" says it is leasing space next to the interstate to build a 50-foot flagpole.
The flag itself will measure about 10 feet by 15 feet, and the organization says it will fly year-round, beginning September 28.
The flaggers say the goal is to "remind drivers of our honorable confederate history and heritage."
The group still needs to raise $3,000 for the project.