FLAG DISPLAY POLICY


NATCHEZ CITY CEMETERY FLAG DISPLAY POLICY

The flagpole at the Natchez City Cemetery flies one flag, the flag of the United States of America. One small American flag, secured in a flag holder, may be displayed in each family plot. Descendants of Confederate veterans buried at the Natchez City Cemetery may display small Confederate flags on their ancestors’ graves on two days each year: Confederate Memorial Day, traditionally observed in Mississippi on the last Monday in April, and the nationally observed Memorial Day. Flags must be removed as soon as possible at the end of each holiday. The Natchez City Cemetery also permits a sponsoring organization to place small Confederate flags on the graves of Confederate veterans, who are buried in the two large Confederate burial plots at the cemetery, on two days each year: Confederate Memorial Day and the nationally observed Memorial Day. The organization must provide and place the flags, and remove them as soon as possible at the end of each holiday. No sponsoring organization may place Confederate flags on the graves of individuals buried in private family lots. Adopted 11 August 2016 by the Natchez City Cemetery Board