King, NC -- Veterans are making sure that a Christian flag remains at a park in the City of King.
They're guarding the flag and a monument at the Central Park in Stokes County.
King city council members voted last week to remove the banner after an Afghanistan war veteran voiced a complaint . The city's attorney warned it violated the first amendment. The council decided to remove the flag rather then endure the cost of a possible lawsuit.
Veterans say they plan to protect what they've fought for, which is our freedom. "We're not going to allow nobody to take something that is precisious as that memorial," said veteran Moses Callahan.
Veterans say they will guard the flag 24 hours a day until October 23, when a rally is scheduled at a church in King.
Police say the city manager gave permission for the flag in a temporary stand.
WFMY News 2