Six Flags only flying USA flags now

Posted August 19, 2017

But one tradition at Six Flags is changing, and that is the six flags themselves: France, Spain, Mexico, The Lone Star, the U.S. Flag, and the Confederate flag.

"We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us", a Six Flags spokeswoman told the paper. "As such, we have changed the flag displays in our parks to feature American flags".

When Six Flags Over Texas first opened, there was a section of the park called "The Confederacy" that was later renamed to "The Old South". According to press statement release Friday morning, the original Six Flags theme park has taken down the Confederate flag from its spot at the park entrance gate. The theme park had six sections, each under a flag representing the nations that had sovereignty over the territory or the state of Texas.

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The theme park has completely done away with the Confederate flag in the park, and now all other flags have been replaced with the American flag. It is not the same flag as the better known Confederate Battle flag.

Even the two sons of Six Flags Over Texas founder Angus Wynne Jr., Shannon and Angus III, disagree on the move.

The change came, park officials said, in response to the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Va., caused when Nazis and white supremacists "rallied" supposedly in support of Confederate monuments and symbols. And Six Flags has diluted or abandoned historic land theming in its parks over the past generation, with theming pretty much limited to those areas and attractions devoted to its DC Comics and other licensed franchises.