From: Va Flaggers <>
Date: Fri, Mar 14, 2014
Subject: Virginia Flaggers Call To Action 3-15-2014


Tomorrow, Saturday, March 15th is a BIG day in the Capital of the Confederacy…

10:00 a.m. – Start the day off with a tombstone dedication ceremony at Hollywood Cemetery. Dedication of marker for Corp. William Tingle, Co. D, 4th Va Volunteers, CSA. Died June 11, 1864. Corp. Tingle’s Great-Grandson, Jim Tingle is a Virginia Flagger and a member of the Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters S.C.V. Camp 3000, who will be conducting the ceremony. Open to the public.

Noon – 6:00 p.m. – FLAGGING THE VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Join the Va Flaggers for Day 15 of OPERATION BLACK FLAG. Tomorrow promises to be a beautiful day, and we need to line the sidewalk with Flaggers and flags! Come when you can, and stay as long as you can. JOIN US and be a part of those who are taking a stand against the VMFA and their dishonoring of AMERICAN Veterans and desecration of the Confederate Memorial Chapel. If you can’t be there, we ask you to please take a moment to support the troops on the ground! This week, we are asking you to contact STEPHEN BONADIES, Collections and Facilities Management at the VMFA. Contact Mr. Bonadies by email:, or by phone at 804.340.1524. Tell him it is time to end the nonsense and return the Confederate Battle Flags to the Confederate Memorial Chapel, and restore the honor to the Confederate Veterans who lived and died on the grounds of the Old Soldier’s Home.

1:00 p.m. – Shockoe Cemetery – Tombstone Dedication Ceremony. The Order of the Confederate Rose Captain Sally l. Tompkins #2 tombstone dedication ceremony for fourteen of the young ladies who were laid to rest in Shockoe Cemetery in unmarked graves. The Sally l. Tompkins chapter has worked hard to raise enough money for these young ladies to each have their own personal grave marker! These young ladies were just a few who worked for the Confederate States munitions factory on Brown’s Island, who lost their lives on March 13, 1863.

Tired of seeing our Heritage attacked and our Veterans treated as subjects of derision? Then DO something about it. Stand and be counted at any or all of these events tomorrow, show the City of Richmond that there are still those who refuse to allow our heroes to be forgotten, and support those making a difference in RVA.

TriPp Lewis, Va Flaggers

Va Flaggers Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 15th:  Noon – 6:00 p.m., Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard

Saturday, March 15th:  10:00 a.m., Tombstone Dedication for Corp. William Tingle, Hollywood Cemetery, FireEaters Camp #3000, SCV Officiating.

Saturday, March 15th:  1:00 p.m. Tombstone Dedication Ceremony for Browns Island Explosion Victims, Shockoe Cemetery, Sally I Tompkins Chapter #2, Va OCR.

Tuesday, March 25th:  Susan will be speaking at the March meeting of the Stonewall Camp #380, SCV.  Lillian’s Seafood Restaurant, 1312 Geo. Washington Hwy N., Chesapeake, Virginia, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 29th:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Work day at the I-95 Memorial Battle Flag Chester Site!  Join us  as we spend the day clearing and hauling away debris, trimming trees and vegetation, and cleaning up the flag site. We are asking for all able bodies to join us, and bring any equipment that may be helpful: Yard tools and tree trimming equipment, garbage bags, and vehicles to haul away debris.  At the close of the day, we will switch the flag back out to the original custom ANV, now that the worst of the winter weather has passed and security is improved.

Saturday, April 12th:  Susan and Karen will be traveling to Stone Mountain, Georgia to attend the Annual Confederate Day Memorial Service.

Monday, April 14th:  Susan will be the guest speaker at the April meeting of the Lt. James T. Woodward Camp #1399, Warner Robins, Georgia. Sonny’s BBQ, 811 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, GA.  Supper at 6:00, meeting at 7:00.

Tuesday, April 15th:  Susan will be speaking at the W. F. Jenkins Camp #690, Eatonton, Georgia.  Location:  Bledsoe-Greene House, located at 105 West Sumter St., Eatonton, Georgia.  Dinner at 6:30, meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16th:  66th Annual Shad Planking, Wakefield, VA.  The Va Flaggers will once again have a booth at the Shad Planking.  2:00 p.m. – 6:30, Rain or Shine.  More information:

Saturday, April 19th:  Susan will be traveling to Quincy, FL to speak at the Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Soldier’s Cemetery, sponsored by the Finley’s Brigade, SCV.

Saturday, April 26th: Susan will be speaking at the Delaware Confederate Memorial Ceremony, Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, Delaware, Time: 11AM – 2PM

Saturday, May 10th:  Confederate Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery.  Procession through cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Service at 11:00 a.m.  All are invited to join the procession and/or attend the Memorial Service.  Details to follow. 

Sunday, May 11th: 3:00 p.m., Yellow Tavern, J.E.B. Stuart Memorial Service, Richmond-Stonewall Jackson Chapter #1705 UDC.
Thursday, May 22nd:  Susan will be traveling to Columbia, SC to speak at the March meeting of the Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp #273, SCV, Columbia SC. Seawell’s Banquet Hall, 1125 Rosewood DR. Dinner at 6:00, Meeting at 7:00.

Sunday, May 25th:  2:00 p.m.  Susan will be speaking at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Warrenton Cemetery, presented by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Black Horse Chapter No. 9, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Black Horse Camp #780

Saturday, June 28th:  The Descendants of Point Lookout Annual Pilgrimage, 10:00 a.m. – Confederate Memorial Park, Point Lookout, MD.  Guest Speakers:  Rev. Fr. Alister Anderson and Susan Hathaway – More information here:

Sunday, July 6th:  1:30 p.m., Headstone and Iron Cross Dedication Ceremony for Patrick Noah Newton, Nelson Baptist Church, 1837 Nelson Church Rd, Nelson, Virginia