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Alexandria Bans Flying of Confederate Flag on City Property

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    The Confederate flag will no longer fly twice a year on city property.

    Alexandria City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to ban the flying of the flag on Robert E. Lee's birthday in January and Confederate Memorial Day in May. Mayor Bill Euille said in July he wanted to reconsider the flying of the flag on these dates.

    The council also voted to discuss Confederate memorials and streets named after leaders.

    The ban on the flying of the flag goes into effect immediately.