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Posted on: August 30, 2020

Town Board Condemns Display of Confederate Flag on Local Fire Department Truck

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Farmingville, NY - “This afternoon, the Brookhaven Town Board was made aware of the display of a Confederate flag on a fire truck belonging to a local fire department. The Town Board condemns the display of this symbol of racism and hatred in the strongest possible terms, and is calling for this fire department to launch an investigation into this matter and take immediate and serious action in response.

Brookhaven Town has been built upon a history of inclusion and diversity. Our cemeteries contain the graves of men who gave their lives fighting against this flag. This flag is a symbol of hatred and there is no place for it, or the racism it displays, in our Town.

While the name of this fire department is similar to the name of our Town, there is no affiliation between our government and this local fire department. It is our hope that those responsible for this hurtful display will be found, identified and be held accountable for their actions.”

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738

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