Neoconfederates also put out this alleged quotation from Sir Winston Churchill: “The flags of the Confederate States of America were very important and a matter of great pride to those citizens living in the Confederacy. They are also a matter of great pride for their descendants as part of their heritage and history.” See this example from The Gift That Keeps On Giving.
This is most probably another fabrication from the neoconfederates. I’ve thus far been unable to track down a credible source for the quotation, and the only place it can be found is on spurious neoconfederate websites. None of these websites ever gives a primary source for the alleged quotation.
Given the neoconfederate penchant for lying about history and fabricating quotations, I think we should consider this quotation to be spurious unless and until someone can show the primary source for the quote.