The Georgia Flag, instituted in 1956, honors the memory of those valiant soldiers who fought to keep the rights that were being taken away by northern interests. In 2001, the state flag was changed to one which is deemed to be less offensive to these same northern interests. As descendants of those valiant soldiers, we were saddened in 2001 when our state succumbed to the extortion of those northern interests. We are united in the effort to restore the 1956 Flag.