PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Should the Confederate flag be allowed at Melville Ponds Campground? Tell us in the poll below or in the comment section.
A man visiting the Melville Ponds Campground in Portsmouth recently offended other campers after flying the Confederate flag, according to CBSBoston.
Portsmouth Press asked local residents their opinion about flying the Confederate flag, which is technically being flown on town property. Melville Campground leases the land from the town of Portsmouth.
The following local residents supported flying the flag, according to their comments on Facebook.
Greg Williamson: Free speech. I don’t care what flag he flies. If you don’t like it. Don’t look at it
Jacki Almeida: Good for him. It’s freedom of speech!
Mary Lynch Bourne: I do not see a problem. this is a historical memento,the war is over, and in the history books. hiding it does not change anything, my opinion
Only a few individuals stated they didn’t like it, but didn’t call for the flag’s removal.
We want to know what readers who are not on Facebook think.
Tell us in the poll below, the comment section, or email a Letter to the Editor to Sandy@PortsmouthPress.com.