flagcapA Wisconsin based flag manufacturer will halt sales and production of Confederate flags. The decision by the board of directors of Eder Flag Manufacturing Company in Oak Creek comes with the banner at the center of controversy in South Carolina and other southern states, in the wake of the racially motivated massacre of nine people at a Charleston church.

In a statement, Eder CEO Jodi Goglio said company founder Eugene Eder fought “against the forces of bigotry, hatred and tyranny,” while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. “The recent events in Charleston, S.C. and motivating factors behind those events, coupled with Mr. Eder’s legacy led to our decision to no longer manufacture or sell these types of flags.”

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