Mandeville City logo part of 'Rebel Flag' discussion

Mandeville City logo part of 'Rebel Flag' discussion

MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) - The national debate over the Confederate flag is spilling onto the Northshore.

The City of Mandeville's logo shows each flag flown over the city in its history, including the Confederate Battle Flag and Louisiana's Confederate Flag.

"I think it should go. I don't know why people have a connection to it," said Jill Krieger, who lives in Mandeville.

But most people weren't even aware the symbol is a part of the logo, nearly hidden behind the American Flag.

"It's part of our history and you can't take away the history that we have," Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere said. "The place that it holds is way far back in our history and not anything today."

Others echo the Mayor's sentiments that the flag should stay on the logo.

"I'm not ashamed of it, because I wasn't part of that - it's just history to me. I think the history of this area is really unique and it's colorful and you take the good with the bad and the bad with the good," said Jessica Miller, who grew up in Mandeville.

The mayor said he hasn't heard any formal complaints about the flag, and right now the city is focused on the budget rather than the logo.

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