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2nd Confederate flag stolen from historic Johnson City cemetery

October 31st, 2013 1:20 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

2nd Confederate flag stolen from historic Johnson City cemetery

Katie Walker, of the Johnson City Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy, with a 1st National Flag of the Confederacy like the two that were stolen. (Tony Duncan/Johnson City Press)

One of five flagpoles at Oak Hill Cemetery in Johnson City is empty this week for the second time this month after someone stole the Confederate flag it bore.

“It’s the second time in the last two weeks it’s happened,” said cemetery owner Tim McKinney. He found the empty flagpole, with its rope dangling in the wind, on Tuesday. He was there to mow the grounds.

“It was a brand new flag,” he said. The Confederate flag, which usually flies in a Confederate soldiers’ grave section, was provided by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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