The Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles has begun reissuing specialty plates of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Georgia Division, which display the Confederate battle flag.
After the department stopped issuing the specialty plates following high-profile news coverage in recent months, representatives from the Georgia Division began negotiating with the department to have the specialty plates reissued on the basis of contract law and Georgia statutory law in effect since 2001, when the plates were first issued to Georgia residents, according to a statement from the group.
The Georgia Division agreed to remove the faded battle flag background image from the plate as the department requested, provided that the specialty plate retained the 120-year-old Sons of Confederate Veterans logo. That logo prominently incorporates the Confederate battle flag.
The specialty plate is available to all residents of Georgia. A portion of the specialty plate fee goes to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and is used to fund historical projects in Georgia, such as new monuments, monument restorations, veterans’ grave markers and educational projects.
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For more information, go to: www.GeorgiaSCV.org.