Va Flaggers Call to Action
A UDC marker in Virginia has been nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Gaining this status is a crucial PROACTIVE step in protecting our monuments and markers now and for years to come. The NPS is taking comments on this until January 29th.
Please take a moment to register your comments in support of this designation ASAP.
"When you drive along Jefferson Davis Highway south of Richmond, Virginia, you may pass a historic marker along the way. The marker along US Route 1 doesn’t explain that you’re passing a historic site; it may be considered a historic landmark itself. The National Park Service (NPS) is officially announcing on Monday, Jan. 14 that it is considering adding the marker to the National Register of Historic Places.
So maybe next time you’re driving by, you might want to stop and take a look. NPS received the nomination last fall for the commemorative marker, which was placed along the highway (US 1) in Chesterfield County by the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) as a reaction to the naming of the Lincoln Highway.
The marker stands at Falling Creek at Falling Center, Wayside.
NPS is taking comments on the nomination until Jan. 29. Send them to National Register of Historic Places, NPS, 1849 C St. NW, MS 2280, Washington, DC 20240; fax 202-371-6447. For details, see http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-01-14/html/2013-00504.htm.
UDC placed a series of commemorative markers along Rt. 1 in Virginia between 1927 and 1947. UDC wanted to memorialize Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
The nominated marker lies between the northbound and southbound lanes of Rt. 1. UDC placed it in 1933. It is made of granite and stands 49” tall with a bronze plate on top.
For details on the historic context of this and the other UDC markers, see http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/64500886.pdf.
Friday/Saturday, January 18-19, 2013 – Lee-Jackson Day, Lexington, VA, www.facebook.com/events/238868202911638/ The Va Flaggers will be flagging in Lexington on Friday, and joining in the scheduled activities as well as flagging on Saturday. Join us as we honor Lee and Jackson, and fill the sidewalks and streets with the flags they refuse to allow to fly for the state holiday.
Saturday, January 26th: Susan will be traveling to Hollywood, FL to speak at the William Henry Harris Camp #1395 annual Lee-Jackson banquet.
Saturday, March 16th: Sons of Confederate Veterans Confederate Heritage Rally 2013, Biloxi, MS, Beauvoir. We will travel together and take part in the parade and events there! Make plans to join us!
Monday, March 25th: Susan will be traveling to Alabama to speak to the March meeting of the Tallassee Armory Guards, Camp #1921, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Saturday, April 27th: Susan will be traveling to Tampa, FL to represent the Va Flaggers at the ceremony to raise the "World’s Largest 2nd National Flag" by Gen. Jubal A. Early, Camp #556, SCV. http://www.tampascv.org/3rd%20national.htm
RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!
Virginia Flaggers Call To Action
Va Flaggers Call to Action