Va Flaggers: VMFA Update 9/25/2013
As fall makes its way to the Capital of the Confederacy, the Virginia Flaggers approach the anniversary which will mark two years of Flagging the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. For the past two years, Flaggers have stood vigil outside of the museum at least TWICE a week, forwarding the colors, educating the public, and protesting the forced removal of Confederate flags from the portico of the Confederate Memorial Chapel. Along the way, we have brought national attention to the situation at the Chapel, and have once again made Confederate Flags a common, even expected part of the landscape in Richmond, ALL in an effort to make sure the honor and valor of the Confederate soldier is NOT forgotten!
Thursday, September 19th saw 16 Flaggers gathered on the Boulevard. The weather was beautiful and foot and auto traffic was heavy, allowing many opportunities to share the truth about the Confederate Veteran, and the flags under which he fought and died. As is usually the case, the overwhelming majority of those we spoke with agreed that the flags SHOULD be returned to the Chapel.
Our next flagging will be TONIGHT, Thursday, September 26th, 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. We encourage all of you within driving distance to join us, and be a part of those fighting the good fight on the front line.
If you cannot be there, we hope you will take a moment to provide support to the Flaggers by calling the VMFA and asking them to return the Confederate Battle Flags to the Confederate Memorial Chapel. Tell them that the Veterans who lived and died on the grounds of the Old Soldiers home deserve honor and respect, not contempt and disdain. Call (804) 340-1400 and file a complaint. The Va Flaggers, like our fathers before us, are determined to stand for what is right! Please make a phone call…and support us wherever you are!
This weekend is a JAM PACKED one for the Va Flaggers. Following the dedication and raising of the I-95 Battle Flag on Saturday, and at the request of those traveling to join us, we will hold a special flagging of the VMFA. We want to make sure that museum officials know that even though we have other projects in the works, we WILL NOT forget our commitment to the men of the Old Soldier’s home. We will be flagging the VMFA Saturday, September 28th from 2:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. and are looking for many folks to join us for the first time.
The Va Flagger Picnic on Sunday will wrap up the weekend with a time of fellowship and celebration. Please join us for any or all of these events!
RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!
Thursday, September 26th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 28th: I-95 RVA Battle Flag Flag Raising/Dedication,10:00 a.m. Chesterfield, VA., contact email@example.com for directions/more information
Saturday, September 28th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 29th : Va Flaggers 2nd Anniversary Celebration/Picnic,3:00 p.m., Mechanicsville Moose Lodge Pavillion, 716 Flag Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Va Flaggers will provide the main dish and drinks. Please bring a side dish and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. ALL ARE INVITED TO JOIN US!
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
Payable to Va Flaggers
or through PayPal: