Va Flaggers Update 4-2-2013: Museum of the Confederacy
Over the weekend, The MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY celebrated the one year anniversary of REFUSING to fly a CONFEDERATE FLAG on the grounds of its Appomattox museum…
“Appomattox is a metaphor for the reunification of the country,” Museum of the Confederacy director Waite Rawls told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “To put the Confederate flag into that display would be a historical untruth.”
…AND recently announced that ULYSSES S. GRANT was voted "Person of the Year" for 1863 at its symposium…
"Who would Time have selected as the Person of the Year 1863? The Museum of the Confederacy and the Library of Virginia considered that question by inviting five historians to nominate someone for the title. Before the audience cast their votes for Person of the Year 1863, each historian presented an argument for their nominee and responded to questions from the audience.
*** The audience voted Ulysses S. Grant as Person of the Year 1863. ***
Professor Edward Ayers nominated U.S. Colored Troops; Professor Joseph Glatthaar nominated Ulysses S. Grant; Historian Robert Krick nominated “Stonewall” Jackson; Professor Thomas Sebrell nominated John Russell; and Professor Jennifer Weber nominated Clement Vallandigham.
The Museum of the Confederacy’s 2013 Symposium was held on February 23, 2013 at the Library of Virginia."
Many individuals and SCV Camps have cancelled their memberships and let Museum of the Confederacy officials know WHY, but hundreds more STILL support those who apparently would join the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the NAACP, and other groups in calling for the removal of the flag of our ancestors from public display.
Are YOU mad enough yet?
Boycott the museum. Cancel your membership. Tell museum officials you will not support a Museum of the Confederacy that is too ashamed to fly the Battle Flag of the Confederate soldier.
Waite Rawls, President and CEO
1201 E. Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (855) 649-1861 ext. 130
Saturday, April 6th: Noon – 4 – Flagging the VMFA
Saturday, April 6th: Noon – 3, Annual Confederate History and Heritage Day, Historic Chesterfield Courthouse Green, 10011 Iron Bridge Rd., Chesterfield.
Sunday April 7th: 2:00 p.m. – Confederate Memorial Service, Riverview Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, (Sponsored by the Richmond-Stonewall Jackson Chapter #1705, UDC)
Wednesday, April 10th: 3:00 p.m. – Dusk, Flagging the VMFA
Wednesday, April 17th: Wakefield Ruritan Club, 65th Annual Shad Planking, 2:00 – 6:30 p.m., Wakefield Sportsman’s Club, 12205 Brittles Mill Rd, Wakefield, VA 23888, Tickets $25 each. More info here… http://www.shadplanking.com/
Saturday, April 27th: Susan will be traveling to Tampa, FL to represent the Va Flaggers and speak at the ceremony to raise the "World’s Largest 3rd National Flag" by Gen. Jubal A. Early, Camp #556, SCV. http://www.tampascv.org/3rd%20national.htm
Tuesday, April 30th: 7:00 p.m. at the Bedford County/City Museum on Main Street in Bedford, VA (across Court Street from the Bedford Court House) Barry and Susan will travel to Bedford, Virginia to speak to the BEDFORD RIFLE GRAYS #1475, Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Saturday, May 4th: 10:30 a.m. – Commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of Lt. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Lying in State at the Old House Chamber, State Capitol, Richmond, VA. (Sponsored by Va Div, SCV)
Saturday, May 11th: 11:00 a.m. – Annual J.E.B. Stuart Memorial Service at the Yellow Tavern Monument in Glen Allen, VA, (sponsored by the Richmond-Stonewall Jackson Chapter #1705, UDC)
Saturday, May 11th: 4:00 p.m. – Confederate Medal of Honor Memorial Service, Blanford Church on the grounds of Blanford Cemetery in Petersburg. (Sponsored by Robert E. Lee Camp #1589, SCV)
Saturday, June 8th: Annual birthday ceremony for Jefferson F. Davis, at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia. (Sponsored by the Jefferson Davis Memorial Committee)
Saturday, June 29th: 22nd 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Annual Point Lookout Pilgrimage, Confederate Memorial Park, Point Lookout, MD.