Virginia Flaggers come to Lexington for Lee-Jackson Day

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) The Virginia Flaggers were in downtown Lexington today.

In what has become an annual event, the group stands on city sidewalks with Confederate flags on Lee-Jackson Day. The Flaggers lost a free speech case against Lexington when the city council passed a law forbidding any flag besides the US and Virginia state flags on lightposts in town.

Barry Isenhour, spokesman for the Flaggers, explained: "We're not some sort of protest group or anything like that. They know why we're doing this. We're here for the American veterans and honoring out Southern heritage, and that's all it is. It's simply that."

The group says it also plans to take part in tomorrow’s ceremonies and parade in honor of Lee-Jackson Day.