Largest Confederate Battle flag flies near Danville

DANVILLE, Va. - If you are driving on route 29 near Danville, you can't miss the World's largest Confederate Battle flag on the side of the road.

Standing at one hundred and nineteen feet tall and 30 feet by 50 feet in dimension, there is no confederate battle flag which can rival it.

This is the 14 battle flag installed near the last confederacy capital during the Civil War.

A group called the Virginia Flaggers decided to put big flags up all around the area after City Council of Danville prohibited flying the flag on city property.

"There are folks that want us to go away. They want our history to go away. They want that flag to go away, because they know what it really means and it really means resistance to tyrant and an over reaching federal government , that we're still fighting that battle today. This is our history, our heritage, and we're not going to lie down and let these people take it away from us," said Susan Hathaway, who is the founder of the Virginia Flaggers.

Though the flag is met with some opposition from the public, today there were no protestors at the ceremony.

The group says they have already been contacted by another Danville resident who wants to put a flag up and the group says they will not stop putting up flags any time soon.


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