New Pentagon policy effectively bans Confederate symbols at military sites

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Effectively bans the Confederate flag from military installations. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a memo that on Ly, the American flag will be displayed along with state territorial and military banners. At a virtual town hall, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Millie, said the oath that everyone makes in the military is paramount. Going back to the oath going back to the idea the idea that is America the idea that every one of us is free and equal. Remember the words of Lincoln that this is a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men and I would add. All women are created equal period. Full stop on. That's what we're about. The president has defended the right to display the Confederate flag. In view of that the Pentagon policy never directly mentions the flag or uses the word ban, though it does have the same effect. The federal government has carried out

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