Resolution passed in Fort Smith to address (aka remove) flags at city park

(SW Times Record) The Fort Smith city administrator will not likely be a Confederate one in the near future at Riverfront Park.The city’s board of directors amended a resolution Tuesday night that gives board of directors the say on the flags to fly in a display that has been contentious at Riverfront Park.”I’ll speak to this,” city administrator Carl Geffken said at the Tuesday meeting. “This was put on the agenda in order to give the city the flexibility to put up the flags and leave them up or change them.”In 2001, the city put up a flag display at Riverfront Park downtown near the Arkansas River called, “Flags Over Fort Smith,” that included the flag that represented the Confederacy 1861-1865. The flags were removed “due to age”… (Sure They Were – DD)

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