Maryland Panel Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From Civil War Plaque

October 9, 2019
Maryland panel votes to remove confederate flag from plaque honoring civil war.

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Maryland's State House Trust panel has voted to remove the image of the Confederate flag on a plaque that is on display at the State House.

The plaque contains language that honors both sides of the Civil War and makes no determination as to either side being right or wrong, according to The Baltimore Sun.

In a 3-1 vote, the panel came to a decision to replace the Confederate flag with a cast image of the Maryland flag, costing 2,400.

Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones, the state’s first black speaker, opposed the plan citing the history associated with it.

"There was a right side and a wrong side in the Civil War,” she said.

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