Lynchburg Museum wants to consider putting confederate flag on display


Confederate flags are still a hot topic across the nation and right here at home the Lynchburg museum wants to consider putting the battle flag on display but local leaders are concerned about its history 10news reporter Magdala Lucent has more on the discussion surrounding the planned exhibit this confederate flag is one of the last known Lynchburg flag soldiers carried during the Civil War well I got captured about a week before the surrender so the flag never made it to Appomattox and thus obviously never made it back to Lynchburg right now the flag is sitting in the basement of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond the president of Lynchburg 11 Virginia Volunteer Infantry company G Lynchburg homebound incorporated Kevin schwöre says it’s been a decade’s long process to get the flag back to the hill city the group paid about twelve thousand dollars to have it conserve I was on the impression that as of December the first this flag would be hanging in the Lynchburg Museum now some board members with the Lynchburg Museum are having second thoughts some people just expressed concern about what it is and considering that we’re so close to Charlottesville considering that it’s different than any other flag basically in the history of America that’s not what this flag is about it and I’m sorry that’s just you asked for my opinion that’s my opinion I don’t understand what some people impression of the flight can be the board is researching the flags history and ties to the hill city the museum says before putting it on display they need the public’s opinion this is a time to speak up if you have strong feelings about it especially if you live in Lynchburg or are in our area Schwartz is to have the flag on display in Lynchburg for a year before it permanently heads to the museum in Appomattox Walsman hope is that Lynchburg does the right thing for the right reasons that flag is an essential part of the Lynchburg history in Lynchburg Magdala Vasant 10 News working for you

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