Six Flags drops Confederate flag from Texas park: papers

Six Flags drops Confederate flag from Texas park: papers

History has been a prominent theme for Six Flags Over Texas since its inception, although Parker said that has been downplayed some in recent years as the Six Flags brand has grown.

From now on, only one flag will fly over Six Flags amusement parks.

Instead, the Dallas-area theme park will fly six American flags.

According to the Star-Telegram, flags are only flown at the Arlington, San Antonio and Georgia locations of the park.

"At Six Flags we strive every single day to make people happy and to create a fun, thrilling and safe family friendly experience for our guests. As such, we have changed the flag displays in our park to feature American flags", a Six Flags spokesperson told NBC 5 Friday.

The name of the park and its parent company, Six Flags Entertainment, will remain the same.

The 212-acre theme park opened August 5, 1961. Her reasoning was that their flag was the original Confederate flag, not the second, more recognizable version that's become synonymous with white supremacy.

The park's decision comes after a "Unite the Right" neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly when a vehicle rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring some 19 other people.

The Confederate flag the park flew wasn't the battle flag known for its cross design but an earlier one known as the "stars and bars".

Six Flags is in a unique position on the topic. The other five - France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas and the Confederacy - representing the five other countries to which Texas has "belonged", are being removed.

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