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Oregon's Historic Cemeteries Commission is considering a position paper opposing displays of the Confederate flag in cemeteries. Instead, the commission encourages cemeteries to display only the U.S. flag on Memorial Day and other events.

SALEM — The Confederate flag may no longer be welcome in Oregon’s historic cemeteries under a proposal to be considered in mid-July.

Members of Oregon’s Commission on Historic Cemeteries will discuss during their Thursday, July 16, online meeting a position paper that urges cemetery groups to avoid displaying Confederate flags on graves in the state’s nearly 1,400 historic cemeteries. Any commission decision on the controversial flag is only advisory. It cannot require cemetery organizations to prevent the Confederate flag from being displayed.

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