Sons of Confederate Veterans plan huge flag display

May 12, 2008

TRIMBLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Sons of Confederate Veterans plan to erect a giant Confederate flag atop a West Tennessee promontory as part of an effort to place "mega-flags" on prominent locations across the South.

The Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza will feature 20-by-30-foot Confederate flag atop an 85-foot pole. The flag will be lighted at night.

Bill Foster, past commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans camp in Union City, is helping coordinate the project, which he says will be visible from the future I-69.

Foster says the groups hopes the project "will draw some interest from people who want to know more about the Confederacy."

Foster says the plaza and flag are "about true history and heritage." Construction is expected to begin in June.

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