Bookstore at Gettysburg park pulling Confederate flag items

    The bookstore at Gettysburg National Military Park has stopped selling items with the Confederate flag in the wake of last week’s massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

    Gettysburg, the site of the Civil War’s pivotal battle, said Thursday it will no longer sell 11 items that use the battle flag as a stand-alone feature.

    The bookstore says it will continue to offer items that feature both the U.S. and Confederate flags, as well as books, DVDs, and other educational materials “where the image of the Confederate flag is depicted in its historical context.”

    The National Park Service had asked concessionaires to pull Confederate-flag clothing, stickers and other items.

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    National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis says “stand-alone depictions of Confederate flags have no place in park stores.”

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