Friday, December 6, 2013
Museum of the Confederacy:
As we reported in November, MOC President Waite Rawls (after denying the rumors for months) recently announced the "merger" or "collaboration" of the Museum of the Confederacy with the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. The museum building will be sold to VCU to pay off massive debt, and the artifacts, collected and preserved by the wives and daughters of Confederate Veterans, will be hauled off to Tredegar.
For those of you who have not visited Tredegar, allow us to remind you that it is the site of the Lincoln statue in Richmond…
Rawls posed for this photo with Christy Coleman, Director at Tredegar, to publicize their new venture….
While certainly not surprised at this latest move, considering the PC direction the Museum of the Confederacy has been heading since Rawls took the reigns, we wonder if those who have continued to support him will still do so, considering Ms. Coleman’s (public) statement that honoring one’s Confederate heritage is "foolishness". Listen here as she answers the question "Should We Still Associate Racism with Confederate Heritage?"
On Saturday, the Virginia Flaggers once again posted the colors at the Museum’s Richmond location. We were able to talk to visitors and give them information about the sale of the Museum and the imminent danger of losing our sacred artifacts to those who have no interest in honoring our Confederate heritage. Our presence continues to remind museum leadership that while they may, EVEN NOW, retain the support of the pc crowd, and yes, even some in our heritage organizations, there are MANY of us who are outraged by this liquidation of the museum and will make sure they are reminded of it as often as possible.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts:
Later that day, over a dozen Flaggers gathered at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, continuing our efforts to restore the confederate Battle Flags to the Confederate Memorial Chapel. It was a brisk day, but clear, and several good conversations were held with folks wanting to know about the Chapel and why we forward the colors.
It is hard for them to understand why the VMFA forced the removal of two small flags, which flew from the portico 5 days a week, for 4 hours a day, to be replaced by scenes like this…
…several times a week. More flags, for more hours…in a much more visible location. Our numbers are growing each week, as we welcome more and more folks ready to stand in defense of their ancestors and for the men of the Old Soldier’s Home!
More photos here… https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.291366044322021.1073741985.186485551476738&type=1
The Virginia Flaggers will be back out tomorrow, Thursday, December 5th…at the Museum of the Confederacy from Noon – 3:00 p.m., and at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from 3:00 p.m. – dusk.
JOIN us, and be a part of those taking a stand for our Confederate Veterans and the flags they fought and died beneath.
RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!
Va Flaggers UPCOMING EVENTS:
Thursday, December 5th:
Noon – 3:00 p.m. – Flagging the Museum of the Confederacy, 1201 E. Clay Street
3:00 p.m. – Dusk – Flagging the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard
Sunday, December 8th: 3:00 p.m. – Mechanicsville Christmas Parade, Downtown Mechanicsville, VA – The Va Flaggers are participating in the parade and invite everyone to join us. We will have Flaggers walking, riding, and the Mechanized Cavalry is joining us again this year! Bring your flag and enjoy the afternoon in a VERY Confederate friendly environment. 🙂
Friday, January 18th – Saturday, January 19th, 2014: Lee-Jackson State Holiday/Flagging/Memorial Events, Lexington, Va
Saturday, February 1st, 2014: 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, 2014: 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.
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014: Susan will be speaking at the March meeting of the R.E Lee Camp #1589, SCV. Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant, 2401 Colony Crossing Place, Midlothian, VA 23112. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. and meeting at 7:00 p.m.
April 19, 2014, 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.
Saturday, April 26th, 2014: Susan will be speaking at the Delaware Confederate Memorial Ceremony, Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, Delaware, Time: 11AM – 2PM
Contributions to the I-95 Memorial Battle Flag projects may be mailed to:
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150
Payable to Va Flaggers
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