Va Flaggers Update: VMFA 10-24-2013
In response to the Va Flaggers’ requests to return the Confederate Battle Flags to the Confederate Memorial Chapel, the VMFA issued a series of talking points to "defend" their actions:
VMFA Talking Point Debunked…Myth #2: Interpretive Signs
VMFA: “We have installed permanent plaques that discuss the significance and history of the site. The texts were reviewed by the Department of Historic Resources, Charlie Bryan, Waite Rawls, and Ed Ayers to ensure that the information we presented was accurate.
Va Flaggers: Firstly, the installation of such signage would be expected, considering the historical significance of the Chapel and the grounds. What would not be expected, is that the act of doing so would somehow be used as a discussion point to take the spotlight off of the removal of the Confederate Battle Flags from the Confederate War Memorial. Does one act somehow nullify the immorality and illegality of the other?
Secondly, a cursory glance by one of our Flaggers revealed that VMFA officials might want to reconsider their choice of “experts” in the future. The signage about the three National Flags of the Confederacy is incorrect. The picture of the 1st National is depicted with the measurements of the 2nd National, while the 2nd National is shown with 1st and 3rd National dimensions.
Va Flaggers Flagging Report/Call to Action!
Saturday, October 19th saw an overcast, damp day in Richmond, Virginia, but even so…18 FLAGGERS made their way to the Boulevard to forward the colors, and protest the removal of Confederate Battle Flags from the portico of the Confederate Memorial Chapel by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). There were many opportunities like this one to talk to passers-by about the honor and valor of our Confederate Veterans, and educate them about the flags they fought and died under.
More photos here:
The Va Flaggers will be out on the sidewalk again TODAY, Thursday, October 24th, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. JOIN US…and be a part of those taking a stand for our ancestors, and against those who have desecrated a Confederate Memorial.
If you cannot be there, PLEASE support the troops on the ground by making a phone call. It is important that we CONTINUE to let Museum Officials know how we feel about the desecration of the Chapel. Call the Director’s office at (804) 340-1500 TODAY and ask them to return the flags and restore the honor. The Flaggers will be holding the line…won’t you take a few minutes to support them? EVERY call makes a difference!
RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!
Thursday, October 24th : 3:00 p.m. – Dusk – Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard
Saturday, October 26th: 12:00 Noon – 4:00 p.m. – Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard
Thursday, November 7th: Susan will be speaking at the November meeting of the Jackson Rangers, Camp #1917, SCV, Jackson County NC. The meeting is at 6:00 p.m., and is held at the Barker’s Creek Community Center.
Saturday, November 9th: 2:00 p.m. Flag rededication at the NC Museum of History, Raleigh, NC
Friday, January 18th – Saturday, January 19th: Lee-Jackson State Holiday/Flagging/Memorial Events, Lexington, Va
Saturday, February 1st: Susan will travel to Statesboro, GA to speak at the Lee-Jackson Banquet, held by the Ogeechee Rifles, Camp #941, SCV. RJ’s Restaurant, 454 South Main St. (US 301 S.) @ 6 pm for the meal, preliminaries @ 7 pm and the program immediately following. Seating limited to 125. Ticket information forthcoming at a later date.
Saturday, February 22nd: Susan will be speaking at the February meeting of the Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy Camp #2141, SCV, Fredericksburg, VA. 4:00 p.m., Perkins Restaurant, 10 Simpson Rd.
April 19, 2014: Susan will be traveling to Quincy, FL to speak at the Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Soldier’s Cemetery, sponsored by the Finley’s Brigade, SCV.
Contributions to the I-95 Battle Flag project may be mailed to:
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150
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