City cemetery rejects request to fly Mexican flag


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EPHRAIM, Utah (AP) -- A cemetery board has rejected a proposal to fly a Mexican flag alongside the banners of other nations in Ephraim's city cemetery.

Flags from the United States, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland are already displayed in a monument at the central Utah cemetery.

The Snow College Hispanic Student Association petitioned the board to add the Mexican flag to reflect the growing Latino population.

Board member and city councilman Terry Lund says the monument honors city founders, not those who came after. He says the city will allow the Mexican flag -- and others -- in Canyon View Park, which is under construction.

Ephraim was incorporated by Anglo settlers in 1868. Before the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, the area was part of Mexico.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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