Consider it as part of the old Confederate landscape. Barren. Is that so?
Waving old idea Confederate flags on government property is like force-feeding geese. The view can't be avoided. Tasty result for some, physical, and political death to those so fed.
So, never send a child to West Point. At West Point, subversive ideas of ethics for humanity, cultural and history appreciation -- and not just distorted repetition of spin and gripe -- hold sway.
Viewing the old Confederacy symbol set as honor on government ground? South Carolina. Tear Down This Flag. Honor our national values. South Carolina, tear down this flag. To the world it means slavery. Honor your forbears for other reasons. Change the symbolism. You might want something like this in place of that flagpole.