Summerdale council avoids vote on request to fly Confederate flag at city’s welcome sign

Marc D. Anderson
April 09, 2013
SUMMERDALE, Alabama — A resident’s request to fly the third national flag of the Confederacy with the American and Alabama flags at the town’s welcome sign on Ala. 59 fell flat at Monday night’s Town Council meeting without a motion to consider it, according to a Fox 10 report.

While Ray Harris said he would purchase and install the flag in honor of his Southern heritage, Councilwoman Norma Giles said it’s "not the kind of notoriety” the town wants, according to Fox 10.

The little-used third national flag was adopted by the Confederacy on March 4, 1865, just over a month before General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to the Union at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, which signaled the end of the American Civil War.

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