Pentagon Bans Use of the Confederate Flag Ban

Allowed flags must showcase “dignity and respect”.

The official policy released on Friday morning gave a new official list of acceptable flags, omitting the Confederate flag. The statement added that all flags and symbols not included on the list are not allowed to be displayed on Defense Department property.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper gave further thoughts in the memo provided with the policy; “The flags we fly must accord with the military imperatives of good order and discipline, treating all our people with dignity and respect, and rejecting divisive symbols”. The policy listed locations such as museums, works of art, and historic gravesites as exceptions to their ruling.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Defense Secretary Mark Esper as he leads the Defense Department.
  • For the many officers who lead in the military, that God would give them clear guidance and direction.
  • That our troops would be blessed and strengthened by Secretary Esper’s leadership.

Sources: Department of Defense, Politico, CNN, NBC


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