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Pensacola removes Confederate flag from city property

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The Confederate flag known as the Stars and Bars will no longer be displayed on City of Pensacola property.

Pensacola is known as “The City of Five Flags” in tribute to the city’s past under Spanish, French, British, Confederate and Unites States rulers. Displays at the city’s main post office and elsewhere have long featured each of the flags, including the original flag of the Confederacy known as the Star and Bars. The flag is not as recognizable as the Confederate battle flag, but it remains a symbol of the Confederacy.

Mayor Ashton Hayward says the Confederate flag will be replaced with Florida’s state flag. He says the city will always be known as “The City of Five Flags,” but it is time to look toward the future.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press. 

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