Flying Confederate Flag Along Highway Will ‘Tell People That Everyone Is Welcome’ in Virginia

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"This will tell people that everyone is welcome,” says Susan Hathaway, the founder of the pro-Confederate-flag group Virginia Flaggers, who plans to display a giant ten-by-fifteen-foot flag along the I-95 highway in Virginia. “Why do we have to be a place where Southerners who are proud of our heritage are not welcome?” Susan is a real character.