WASHINGTON — Delaware Businesses, chambers of commerce, chambers, and other business leaders rallied Friday to save the name of a high school in the county that is known for its Confederate flag.
The event was hosted by the Delaware School District, the Delaware Chamber of Commerce, and the Delaware Association of Counties.
The Delaware Association, which represents more than 70 counties in Delaware, is hosting the event for the first time since the Confederate flag was banned in the state in 1864.
“This is a time for us to reflect on the past, to look back and to acknowledge how far we have come and how far the future will take us,” said Michael G. Dye, president of the Delaware Chapter of the NAACP.
“There are lessons that we can learn from our history and how we can move forward.”
The Delaware association will host an event on Dec. 15 titled, “The future of Delaware’s schools: The heritage and legacy of the Confederate Flag.”
Dye is urging other counties to adopt a new flag, or to consider removing the Confederate emblem.
“Delaware’s schools are a place where our children grow up and they are the cornerstone of the community,” Dye said.
“They’re our future, and they’re the future of our state.
Delaware’s Confederate flag The Delaware State Flag, which was adopted in 1859, is a flag that has a white star and white crescent. “
We’ve had this discussion a number of times in our state, but the one thing we know is that it is the right thing to do.”
Delaware’s Confederate flag The Delaware State Flag, which was adopted in 1859, is a flag that has a white star and white crescent.
It was adopted by Delaware’s Republican governor, George B. DeWitt, in 1854 to honor the Confederate General Robert E. Lee, who led the Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War.
The flag has been in use in Delaware since 1889.
It has a large white circle on top with a white circle with a black star, the words “Delawares History,” and a small black star.
The emblem of the Confederacy includes a stylized, stylized silhouette of a man wearing a white hat, a white cloak, and a shield with the inscription “I have a great honor in this cause.”
The state flag is flown by state troopers in uniform at the state capitol.
The new Delaware flag, as well as several other state flags, were unveiled last month by the Governor.
The U.S. Department of Transportation said the new Delaware state flag will be flown in the capitol dome for the upcoming annual state legislative session.
The Department of the Treasury has estimated the cost of the new state flag at about $2.2 million, and Delaware has agreed to cover the cost.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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