From the NY Post:
The state Parks Department had been hard at work preserving some 2,000 flags and standards carried into battle by New York military units -- most of them dating to the Civil War.
Nearly 500 flags, battered by decades of neglect, have already been meticulously conserved and made fit for display -- at a cost of only $100,000 a year.
Now, faced with budget cuts, the department is scrapping the program.
The standards are vital markers of New York's critical role at places like Gettysburg and Antietam. And New York has so many of them only because of its outsized contribution to the Union cause.
That needs remembering.
Save the battle flags -- now.