From: Virginia Flagger <>
Date: Thu, May 1, 2014
Subject: Va Flaggers VMFA Update 5-1-2014

Like many of you, April has been an INCREDIBLY busy month for the Va Flaggers.  In spite of attending numerous Memorial Service and Confederate History and Heritage Month activities, the Va Flaggers actually STEPPED UP our flaggings at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, flagging THREE times a week in most of the weeks in April.

The milder weather has brought out plenty of foot traffic and lots of new opportunities to educate residents, tourists, and museum visitors.

One of the highlights this month was a special visitor, who traveled all the way from Scotland to visit WBTS sites in Virginia, and took time out of his trip to make his way to the Boulevard to stand with us!  Thank you, Ron!  It was an honor and a real pleasure to have you join us.

We are grateful for the continued support of folks from Richmond, Virginia, across the South, and around the globe!

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts desecrated the Confederate Memorial Chapel and dishonored AMERICAN Veterans when it forced the removal of Confederate Battle Flags from the portico of the Chapel.  Are you MAD enough yet?

The Virginia Flaggers speak for those who have no voice, and stand for the Confederate Veterans who lived and died on the grounds of the Old Soldiers home. JOIN US TODAY, Thursday, May 1st 3:00 p.m . – DUSK as we continue or vigil, forward the colors, and change hearts and minds in the Capital of the Confederacy.

If you can’t be there, please support the troops on the ground, by calling or emailing museum officials and let them know that there are folks who have not and will not forget what they have done!   This week, we are asking you to contact Stephen Bonadies, by email at, or by phone at (804) 340-1400.  Ask him to return the flags to the Confederate Memorial Chapel, and restore the honor to our Confederate Veterans.

RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!

TriPp Lewis
Va Flaggers

P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150


Thursday, May 1st:  Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 3:00 p.m. – DUSK

Saturday, May 3rd:  Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, NOON – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 8th: Susan 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: 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