Confederate Flag Future-1

The Alexandria City Council in Virginia has voted to ban the flying of Confederate flags by the city. The council approved the ban unanimously on Sept. 8. The vote ends the city’s practice of putting up Confederate flags on city property to mark Robert E. Lee’s birthday and Confederate Memorial Day.

The council also voted to form a citizens committee to review the city’s flag policies and decide whether changes should be made to 33 streets named for Southern military leaders and Confederate memorials. The city can rename Jefferson Davis Highway, but it would need General Assembly approval to move the Confederate statue at the intersection of Prince and Washington streets.