From: Virginia Flagger <>
Date: Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Subject: Va Flaggers: Heritage Victory in Arkansas – Part II


We just received word from our friends in Arkansas that House bill SB 1113, that would have removed General Lee’s Birthday from the State Lee/King holiday was killed in a house committee Wednesday, February 11th, by an 10-7 vote!

This is the second attempt this legislative session, by Representative Nate Bell (R), Mesa to remove the holiday.

The victory today was the result of a joint effort of many different heritage organizations and citizens, led by the Arkansas Division, SCV.

Full video of the meeting, including comments, are available for viewing here:

A third bill, SB1119, was deferred today in committee, and is being watched closely.

Media coverage here:

Congratulations to all!

Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers

"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come, and that soon; and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard."  –  Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA

Upcoming Events:

Saturday,  February 14th :  Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday, February 17th:  Charlottesville City Council to vote on proposal to do away with the Lee-Jackson Holiday.  7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 18th:  Flagging the VMFA 200 N. Boulevard, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday, February 19th:   – Susan will be speaking at the February meeting of the Garland-Rodes Camp #409, Lynchburg,, VA. Meeting 7:00 at the historic Fort Early building, at the corner of Memorial and Fort Avenues.

Saturday, March 28th – Sunday, March 29th:  Fork Inn/Sutherland’s Tavern Heritage Days.  We will have a booth at the event, and will be partnering with the Army of Northern Va Mechanized Calvary to raise a roadside flag that weekend.

Saturday, April 4th:  Last Capitol of the Confederacy Sesquicentennial Ball – Danville, VA

Saturday, May 9th:  Oakwood Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony – Save the date!  More details to follow!

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