Wichita Delays Confederate Flag Decision

(AP) – The Wichita Board of Park Commissioners has voted to delay any action regarding the Confederate flag that was removed from John S. Stevens Pavilion at Veterans Memorial Park.

The board voted Monday to delay action for another 60 days. The commission wants to postpone a decision on the flag until there is a design for a new memorial at Veterans Memorial Park focusing on the Civil War.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1ObDoaz ) reports the flag, which has flown with several other flags in the plaza since 1976, was removed July 2 by order of Mayor Jeff Longwell.

Longwell had said he and the city council received several emails and calls about the flag after nine black churchgoers were killed in South Carolina. The suspect in the shooting, Dylann Roof, has been seen in photographs with the flag.

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