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Flag Has Multiple Meanings

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When a young woman designed a dress bearing a rebel flag and wore it to the high school prom in Galax last month, it's doubtful that she expected the dance to last this long.

But here we are, a month later, still waltzing in circles to a familiar refrain about the meaning and symbolism of the Confederate flag.

Is it flown by those who wish to honor their ancestors for service and sacrifice to an ideal and standing up to federal authority?

Is it a symbol of racial intolerance, flown by hate groups to intimidate and remind blacks of the days of slavery?


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