Prominent Flag Manufacturer Will Stop Producing Confederate Flags

TIME

A company that touts itself as “The Greatest Name In Flags” will no longer make or offer the Confederate flag, a move that comes one day after top political leaders in South Carolina called for the flag to be removed from statehouse grounds following last week’s deadly church shooting.

Valley Forge Flag, a major Pennsylvania-based U.S. flag manufacturer, said Tuesday that it will cease its production and sale of Confederate flags in the wake of the June 17 shooting in a historic black church in Charleston, Reuters reports. The shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, which resulted in the deaths of nine people, brought longstanding contention over the Confederate flag to a boil in recent days after photographs surfaced of suspected gunman, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, posing alongside the flag.

“We hope that this decision will show our support for those affected by the recent events in Charleston and, in…

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