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Alexandria City Council to consider resolution outlining which flags can be flown and when

While flags on private property are mostly unlimited, a new resolution (item 16) heading to the City Council next week outlines some specifics on which flags can fly from city flagpoles.

It’s a topic that can be controversial — in 2015 the city finally prohibited the flying of Confederate flags on city poles.

There are some flags that can be flown at any time, but many are month-specific. The full list is below:

  • The flag of any of the Armed Forces of the United States;
  • The Pan-African flag during Black History Month, in February of a given
    year;
  • The Women’s Day flag during Women’s History Month, in March of a given
    year;
  • The flag of the Republic of Ireland during Irish American Heritage Month, in
    March of a given year;
  • The flag of the Red Cross during Red Cross Month, in March of a given year;
  • A Remembrance Banner for the lynching of Joseph McCoy in April of a given
    year;
  • The Flags of the United States and France in remembrance of D-Day in June
    of a given year;
  • The Pride flag during Pride Month, in June of a given year;
  • A Banner commemorating Juneteenth in June of a given year;
  • A Remembrance Banner for the lynching of Benjamin Thomas in August of a
    given year;
  • The flag of Scotland on the day of the Scottish Christmas Walk parade
    occurring in December of a given year.

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