Flag Companies Halt Production of Confederate Flag

The Pennsylvania-based flag company., Valley Forge, was the first major U.S. flag maker to halt production of the Confederate Flag, following the shooting of nine black churchgoers during a bible study in Charleston last week. Annin Flagmakers and Eder Flag, two more of the largest U.S. flag manufacturers, quickly followed suit, as calls grew to stop production of a flag that has been a divisive symbol in America and a reminder of the South's slave-owning past.
chief executive officer of Valley Forge Scott Liberman said
"I wish I had stopped doing it a long time ago," the company was founded by his great grandfather in 1882 to make burlap bags and flags for the military. Liberman started in customer service for Valley Forge in his twenties, back when his father Michael ran the business. he continued "If it has become offensive to people, I don't want anything to do with it," .



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