LET THE BRAVE RALLY TO THE STANDARD IN LEXINGTON!
LEXINGTON LEE/JACKSON VIGIL
WHEN: FRIDAY JANUARY 13, 2012 & SATURDAY JANUARY 14, 2012
WHERE: Downtown Lexington, Virginia
The Heritage Defense Committee of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is sponsoring a confederation-wide vigil and protest in Lexington, Virginia for the city’s passage of an insulting, discriminatory ry and illegal ordinance that bans Confederate flags from flag holders on city owned light poles.
Off and on since the early 1900’s, the Sons of Confederate Veterans have sponsored a Lee/Jackson birthday events in Lexington. Since 2000 the Stonewall Brigade Camp has sponsored a Lee/Jackson Birthday celebration complete with seminars, memorials and a downtown parade festooned with Confederate flags on city light poles.
In 1991 the SCV was forced to sue the city of Lexington to have their Lee Jackson parade go forward, the city signed a court enforceable consent decree promising not to interfere with Confederate symbols again.
Now, in an insulting move deliberately aimed at the SCV, the City has passed an ordinance permitting only government flags (US, VA & city of Lexington) to fly from the city light poles.
Unfortunately for the city, legal research has shown that if sued over the unconstitutional ordinance, the City of Lexington will most likely lose. The lawsuit is being drafted as I write.
Until the filing date, we must put maximum pressure on the city of Lexington to peacefully redress this ongoing insult to our heroes Lee & Jackson, in the town where their hallowed remains lie.
In response to this ongoing outrage, the Sons of Confederate Veterans urges all available compatriots to attend the Lee/Jackson celebration in Lexington (http://leejacksonday.webs.com) and to participate in a weekend Flag vigil/protest in downtown Lexington. A resolution by the Commander-in-Chief encouraging your participation will soon follow this notice. Remember the excitement generated in 2000 at the Columbia SC Statehouse Rally let’s rekindle that excitement! And we will hold ld this event annually until this insult to our heroes is lifted.
WILL YOU HELP? WILL YOUR CAMP HELP?
IF YES, HERE’S HOW:
Plan to come to Lexington, VA the weekend of January 13-14, 2012. If necessary, plan your own Camp’s Lee-Jackson celebration for the following weekend. If your camp’s celebration is the same weekend as the he Lexington event, consider sending a representative delegation to Lexington. Info at: http://leejacksonday.webs.com
Have your Camp sign up to man one of the 60+ light poles in downtown Lexington. From Friday 13 January 2PM til dark and Saturday 14 January 10AM until dark your Camp will be responsible for having a 2-member team holding a Confederate flag at the Camp’s designated light pole. Your Camp may name me the pole to honor a Confederate hero (and will be so listed in the event program). Registration is $100 (which will be used to fund the Lexington Litigation). We suggest no more than 2 hour tours per team. so the Camp needs to make sure they have sufficient maan power to cover their pole. If necessary 2 camps can register for the same pole. Children may participate accompanied by a responsible adult. Each team should have a cell-phone with them.
Register at: LexingtonLeeJacksonVigil@gmail.com or call 828-669-0097. Checks made payable to SCV Heritage Defense (note on check for Lexington) and mailed to P.O. Box 59 Columbia, TN 38402. Follow this event on Facebook at: Lexington Lee Jackson Vigil/Protest and Save Our Flags / Boycott Lexington, Virginia
COMPATRIOTS WE CAN WIN THIS! REGISTER NOW!
Yours in the cause of Southern justice & liberty,
Thomas Y. Hiter, Phd
Chief of Heritage Defense
Sons of Confederate Veterans