N.H. Senate okays bottle sales to save flags
The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill to have liquor stores sell commemorative bottles to raise money for preserving the state’s collection of battle flags.
Sen. David Watters of Dover, the bill’s sponsor, said it fulfills a promise he made long ago to ensure the state’s collection of Civil War battle flags are saved for future generations.
The bill still needs to pass the House and get the governor’s signature. If it does, the bottles will be sold at a markup and the profits will go into a historical fund to preserve the battle flags.
Sen. Sylvia Larsen of Concord praised the bill’s creativity in finding a revenue source for the project. The flags are displayed in the State House entrance hall and many are tattered from battle.