By: VA Flaggers
**NEW ROADSIDE MEMORIAL BATTLE FLAG RAISED IN PITTSBORO, NC**
On Monday, August 19, The Chatham, NC County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to force the removal of the Confederate monument which has stood at the historic courthouse in Pittsboro since the UDC erected in 1907 as a memorial to the county’s Confederate dead. The vote was 4-1 to attempt to remove it, in violation of state law, and against the wishes of the majority of citizens of the county and the hundreds who attended the meeting and spoke in opposition.
Almost immediately, local citizens, outraged at the blatant disregard for their wishes and the attempt to desecrate their war memorial, reached out to Confederate heritage organizations and offered land to erect Confederate battle flags in response to the decision.