The solution to the Confederate Battle Flag, which was the flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, is not to fly that particular flag. That flag has been abused and desecrated by too many hate groups doing harm to others.

Look to the flag flown at Fort Sumter, the Stars and Bars, which represented the Confederate States of America in our 1861 rebellion and can serve to recognize history without reminding people of more recent hurt.

S.D. THOMAS

Wharfside Street

Charleston