From: Susan Frise Hathaway
Date: Sat, Mar 24, 2012
Subject: [Dixie Outfitters] MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY UPDATE:
To: Dixie Outfitters
As of this writing, officials at the Museum of the Confederacy are still refusing to fly a Confederate flag at the new museum in Appomattox. For the first time, we are hearing WHY, as the press has caught wind of the controversy and questioned Mr. Rawls…
"The confederate flag does not belong in that (exhibit), because the Confederacy never succeeded, nor did it reunify," said Waite Rawls, Executive Director of the Museum of the Confederacy. "The states took their own action."
"Appomattox is a metaphor for the reunification of the country," Rawls said. "To put the Confederate flag into that display would be a historical untruth."
The Virginia Flaggers STRONGLY disagree.
We are asking EVERYONE to contact each of the names listed below, and let them know how you feel about the fact that the Museum of the Confederacy will NOT fly a Confederate flag, outside, on the grounds of the new Appomattox location. This is the final week before the grand opening, and we need to make a real push between now and next Saturday.
Selected Museum of the Confederacy Board of Trustees Members:
Mr. Matthew G. Thompson. Jr firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Paul W. Bryant, Jr email@example.com
Mr. Robert L. Burrus, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Dennis I. Belcher email@example.com
Mr. Roswell Page, III firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. John P. Ackerly III (804)288-6975
Dr. Edward L.Ayers email@example.com
Dr. Julian D. Hudson firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin W. Rawles email@example.com
Appomattox Town Council:
Mayor Paul D Harvey
Town of Appomattox Municipal Building
P.O. Box 705
210 Linden Street
Appomattox, Virginia 24522
Phone: (434) 352-8268
Fax: (434) 352-2126
Museum of the Confederacy
The main phone number of The Museum of the Confederacy is (804) 649-1861 or toll-free (855) 649-1861.
PLEASE CALL and EMAIL EVERY DAY NEXT WEEK!
S. Waite Rawls III, President and CEO, ext. 130 firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Lipscomb, Appomattox Site Director, ext. 20 email@example.com
Be polite, but be firm! Tell them you will not be visiting the new museum until a Confederate Flag is flying on the grounds!
MASS FLAGGING OF THE GRAND OPENING OF THE MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY – APPOMATTOX, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
On Saturday, March 31st, the Museum of the Confederacy will open its new site in Appomattox to much fanfare, pomp, and circumstance. There will be re-enactors, vendors, music, and a flag raising ceremony that includes the United States flag, and flags representing the states that sent troops to fight for the Confederacy. There is one thing, however, that will be missing from the grounds of the Museum. Incredibly, there will be NO Confederate flag flying. As descendants of Confederate soldiers who fought and died under her, we find that to be a direct insult to their honor and memory and will not sit idly by and allow this policy to go unchallenged.
The Virginia Flaggers will gather at the Museum, with flags, to stand in peaceful, yet forceful protest of this discriminatory action taken by the Museum of the Confederacy.
We invite all who are willing, to join us. Bring a sack lunch, rain gear, a lawn chair if needed, a Confederate flag, and a heart for standing up for those who can no longer do so.
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