6 named to panel to plan Confederate flag display

An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway patrol lowers the Confederate battle flag as it is removed from the Statehouse grounds on July 10. Six people have been named to a panel that will come up with a proposal to display the Confederate flag in a museum.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Six people have been named to a panel that will come up with a proposal to display the Confederate flag at a South Carolina museum.

The State newspaper reported that three more members are still to be named to the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Commission.

State lawmakers voted in July to remove the flag from a monument in front of the Statehouse after the shooting of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston. The suspect in that shooting was seen posing with the flag.

The law that removed the flag also called for a plan to display it at the museum.

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The museum must present a budget for the display by January 1. The museum could get additional money for the display.

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Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com