Some of them came in a 20-truck caravan, flags flapping in the morning
breeze. Some of them came with their children, holding miniature red, white
and blue pinwheels and the remnants of breakfast. Some of them came from all
corners of the state, riding from Jesup or Conyers or right down the road.
But all of them came together to fight what they say is an attack on their
history, their heritage and the Confederate flag. On the morning of May 27,
more than 200 people gathered in the field next to the Nash Farm Battlefield
Museum in Henry County. The volunteer group running the museum is permanently
closing its doors after conflict with its County Commissioner, Dee Clemmons.
Earlier this year, Clemmons asked for a Second National Confederate flag to
be taken down from a flagpole and placed inside the museum. A few weeks ago,
Clemmons says she made the request for the group to move a few flags away
from a window. The Commissioner says these requests came from her