- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - The College of William and Mary is removing some Confederate battle flag images from public view on the Williamsburg campus.

One involves a ceremonial mace. While the mace will continue to be used at various events, the flag will be replaced with new emblems to reflect the college’s history.

Meantime, a plaque that contains the names of soldiers from William and Mary who fought for the Confederacy has been moved to special collections with other historic artifacts from the college’s past. It had been on display in the Wren Building.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1JhWk69) reports that President W. Taylor Reveley III said Friday the school’s actions regarding the flag are intended to make William and Mary “welcoming to everybody.”

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