Thousands of people converged in the small town of King, North Carolina, to rally over their Christian flag.
The incident started in September when the city council decided to remove the flag from a public veterans memorial, rather than incur legal costs in defending it, when a vet complained about the violation of the First Amendment.
One protester said that if it wasn't for Jesus Christ, he would have died in Vietnam. Another proclaimed that "Enough is enough." Another said that he was concerned that "our First Amendment rights are being trampled upon." Another said that protesters are "letting the country know that they are taking the flag back."
Veterans were flying the Christian flag at the memorial under a temporary permit that expired this weekend. The city will consider various options in a meeting this Tuesday that is closed to the public.