Veterans Memorial Park

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In 2016, a monument honoring both Union and Confederate Civil War veterans was erected in Wichita's Veterans Memorial Park.

The Reconciliation Memorial replaced a Confederate flag that was taken down the year before following a deadly shooting at an African Methodist Episcopal church in South Carolina.

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The City of Wichita has decided to temporarily remove a Confederate flag from Veterans Memorial Park.

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A Wichita activist group is asking city officials to remove a Confederate flag from a display at Veterans Memorial Park.

The flag has been on display at the memorial in downtown Wichita since 1976, as part of a display of 13 historic flags that flew for the U.S. in war times.

The Confederate flag has become a flashpoint since the deaths of nine black people last week in a South Carolina church by a white man in a shooting police say was racially motivated.