By James A. Lyons
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Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Officials in Culpeper, Va., decided to create a new public relations branding campaign, and tourism officials suggested they go with a new, less "political" emblem. The problem: The town's existing logo — the famous Revolutionary War-era rattlesnake and "Don't Tread On Me" combination — had been "hijacked" by the conservative tea party movement, staffers said.
But Mr. Schulin, the Sons of the American Revolution member, said the town shouldn't be too eager to look past its history.
"The Culpeper Minute Men Battalion Flag is an American flag and symbol which belongs to all of us," said Gar Schulin, past president of the local chapter of Sons of the American Revolution. "It is not — and should never be — labeled as, or be confused with, a mere political symbol."