The confederate flag has been a symbolic reminder of a dark time in the history of the United States. I am a Texas southerner. My great grandfather was not a slave owner but he fought for the losing side in the civil war. He ended up a prisoner of war. He knew the war was lost as it should have been. He just wanted to go home and work his field to feed his family. There is too much prejudice, pain and oppression associated with this symbol. It should only be in museums as a reminder of what was overcome by our country as it survived to be a beacon of freedom for the world. My father was a soldier in World War ll. He helped save the world from the Nazi's and their horrible agenda. The American flag is the symbol that stands for what is true and right in this country not the confederate flag.