zed  the JEB Stuart, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis monuments on Monument Avenue in Richmond.

After seeing this news story early Friday morning, http://www.nbc12.com/story/16336301/signs-pop-up-on-civil-war, Va
Flagger Tripp Lewis notified the group.   The word was spread and a call to action signaled by FB, text alert, and email blast.  By noon, 5 Va Flaggers had made their way to Monument Ave.

The vandalism was covered, police were notified, and flaggers patrolled the monuments.

By 3:00 pm, Tripp had been interviewed by News Channel 6, City workers had arrived,  and the monuments were clean of all vandalism!!!

Shout out to Va Flaggers Tripp Lewis, Fred Merridew, Barry Isenhour, Willie Wells, and Capt. Tucker for their quick and courageous stand, in very unfriendly territory…and to all those who worked behind the scenes, for a hard fought, but speedy victory!

Saturday morning’s edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch featured a beautiful photo of one of our flags on the cover of the Metro section…http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/dec/17/unauthorized-plaques-placed-monument-avenue-statue-ar-1550418/

…and there is a survey here…asking whether or not the plaques were actually vandalism?!?!  PLEASE VOTE YES!

God bless the Va Flaggers!

Susan Hathaway