From: Virginia Flagger <>
Date: Mon, May 5, 2014
Subject: Va Flaggers REMINDER: Confederate Memorial Day Service Oakwood Cemetery, MAY 10, 2014


THIS Saturday, May 10th, 11:00 a.m. – Confederate Memorial Day Ceremony, Confederate Section, Oakwood Cemetery, 3101 Nine Mile Road, Richmond, VA. Wreath laying, Confederate Color Guard in period attire with procession through cemetery, and keynote speaker Wayne Jones, of South Carolina. Bagpipe music by Pipe Major Lord David Hinton. Free to public. Free parking. Email for more information.

"We are wont to make of history a chronicle of obvious effect and not of vital cause. We write of battles fought and not battles forced. We tell the story of our great sires’ deeds and leave untold the reasons for their acts. We measure in the common scales success by what we see achieved and not by what right though unachieved. We think a cause lost with a field and see no victor but a Grant at every Appomattox.

From such a narrow view as this, these bones cry out. The men interred about us here had died in vain if death had been defeat. They live because defeat meant victory!

What were those ideals consecrated at First Manassas, exalted at Chancellorsville, sealed and accepted at Appomattox? These ancient oaks whisper them; these gray coats attest them; these women who for fifty years have kept this sacred day bear witness to them; these children’s faces unwittingly reflect them:

That government is the choice of the governed, a sacred right that only tyranny can overrule;
That it is for the governed to change their government when its powers are misused;
That those who give may take again and shape to better use the creature of their hands;
That in defense of freedom, self may not be reckoned or sacrifice be counted;
That duty to righteous principle is duty to God!

Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman,
50th Oakwood Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony
May 10, 1916

SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014:   Revival of the Annual Confederate Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery
10:45 a.m. – Procession through the cemetery
11:00 a.m. – Memorial Service at the Confederate Monument
KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Wayne Jones of North Augusta, SC will be our guest speaker. Wayne is best known for his extensive research and study on the Life and Times of Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart. An active SCV member, he currently serves as 5th Brigade Commander in the SC Division, and is a candidate for ANV Commander.

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Join us as we revive what was a grand tradition in Richmond and honor the thousands of Confederate dead who rest at Oakwood. We are looking for folks in period attire to participate in the procession through the cemetery. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Contact us at if you have any questions or would like to present a wreath on behalf of your organization.

Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150


Tuesday, May 6th:  Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 3:00 p.m. – DUSK

Thursday, May 8th: Susan Hathaway will be speaking at the ARMISTEAD-HILL-GOODE Camp #749, SCV, May meeting. Lois’s Kitchen on Hwy 92, Chase City, VA, 6:30 pm.

Saturday, May 10th:  Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 10th: 11:00 a.m. – Confederate Memorial Day Ceremony, Confederate Section, Oakwood Cemetery, 3101 Nine Mile Road.  Wreath laying, Confederate Color Guard in period attire, and keynote speaker Wayne Jones, of South Carolina. Bagpipe music by Pipe Major Lord David Hinton. Free to public. Email for more information or to sign up to lay wreath. 

Sunday, May 11th: 3:00 p.m., Yellow Tavern, J.E.B. Stuart Memorial Service, Richmond-Stonewall Jackson Chapter #1705 UDC.
Thursday, May 22nd:  Susan will be traveling to Columbia, SC to speak at the March meeting of the Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp #273, SCV, Columbia SC. Seawell’s Banquet Hall, 1125 Rosewood DR. Dinner at 6:00, Meeting at 7:00.

Sunday, May 25th:  2:00 p.m.  Susan will be speaking at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Warrenton Cemetery, presented by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Black Horse Chapter No. 9, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Black Horse Camp #780

Saturday, June 28th:  The Descendants of Point Lookout Annual Pilgrimage, 10:00 a.m. – Confederate Memorial Park, Point Lookout, MD.  Guest Speakers:  Rev. Fr. Alister Anderson and Susan Hathaway – More information here:

Sunday, July 6th:  1:30 p.m., Headstone and Iron Cross Dedication Ceremony for Patrick Noah Newton, Nelson Baptist Church, 1837 Nelson Church Rd, Nelson, Virginia