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Letter | Take the Confederate flag off of public land in South Carolina

Take Confederate flagoff of public land

I’m a 72-year-old white male whose grandmother enrolled him in the Children of the Confederacy as soon as he was born. My ancestors were Confederate soldiers. It is past time to take the Confederate battle flag off public land.

I applaud Governor Haley for her call to do so and hope the legislature follows suit. When I served my country as an infantry officer, I swore to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, not the Confederate States of America. At a time when we all need to pull together as brothers and sisters, the battle flag has become a symbol of division. Take it down.

Jim Watkins

Pawleys Island