Billy Hewes: Two flags will fly over Gulfport, but it’s time for one to go

A flag change will not totally unify us, but it will help to eliminate a hindrance to our progress as a state. There will always be those who would divide us because of our differences, but instead we should be celebrating our diversity and relishing the common ground that makes up our rich and unique cultural gumbo.

Whether the issue is settled by another public referendum, or by our elected representatives in Jackson, Gulfport will abide by that decision and fly the flag of our great state, as we do today. In the meantime, we will also fly the Magnolia Flag at City Hall on the chance our citizens can rally around a symbol that has a connection to the past, but represents renewal and promise for the future.



SunHerald
11/26/17