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

MORE GOOD NEWS FROM ARKANSAS!

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:

http://arkansas-house.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1421

A third bill, SB1119, was deferred today in committee, and is being watched closely.  
https://legiscan.com/AR/research/HB1119/2015

Media coverage here:

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/arkansas-panel-rejects-bill-removing-gen-robert-e-lee-from-mlk-holiday-1.328998

http://swtimes.com/legislature/arkansas-bill-divide-mlk-jr-lee-holidays-fails-committee-again#sthash.DJXbKBhm.gbpl

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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