The U.S. House of Representatives late yesterday banned the display of Confederate flags at historic federal cemeteries in the Deep South, including one in Andersonville, Georgia. The voice vote, which no member opposed, came after a brief debate on a measure funding the National Park Service which maintains 14 national cemeteries, most of which contain graves of Civil War soldiers. The proposal by Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Ca., would block the Park Service from allowing private groups from decorating the graves of Southern soldiers with Confederate flags in states that commemorate Confederate Memorial Day (which Georgia does).
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