Maine man defends flying Confederate flag at business
May 15, 2018
NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine —
A Maine man is defending his right to fly the Confederate flag.
Charles Verrill, of New Gloucester is facing backlash on social media for flying the flag at his business on Route 100.
Some people on Facebook have said that there is no good reason to fly it.
Verrill said he won’t make any excuses for flying the flag.
“I wish some people would mind their own business, because they don’t have the full understanding what them flags mean,” Verrill said.
While the Confederate flag is often viewed as a symbol of slavery and oppression, Verrill said he sees it as a sign of southern heritage and pride.
“I have family down south. they fly the flag, and I told them I would fly it for them,” Verrill said.