From: Virginia Flagger <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 4, 2014
Subject: Va Flaggers: VMFA Update 9-4-2014
The Virginia Flaggers closed out our 152nd week, and 35th month of flagging the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) with a great showing on Saturday. A dozen Flaggers were on hand to forward the colors and were able to spread out around the block, making sure all who entered and left the VMFA were greeted with Confederate flags!
Special shout out to Calvin Allen, Texas Division, SCV, 3rd Brigade Commander, who took time out of his schedule to come stand with us while visiting Richmond! Thank you, Commander for your support and for making your stand with us, ALL THE WAY FROM TEXAS!
For our Flaggers, it was pretty much a day like any other August day in the naked city. Hot, humid, little or no breeze to float our flags with lots of bicycle traffic & young folks walking their dogs. We had several VCU students stop and ask what the flags were all about. Most seemed to be from up north but were attending college down here. All good comments.
For a college town like Richmond, September brings thousands of new students to Richmond for the first time, and we are honored to have the privilege (thanks to our friends at the VMFA) to be able to welcome and greet them, and educate them about the honor of our Confederate ancestors and the flags under which they fought and died.
As we begin our 36th month on the Boulevard, we are excited about the coming fall weather…not only for the relief it brings our Flaggers, who have stood in the heat all summer, but for the new opportunities the changing season will bring for us to continue our work of changing hearts and minds in the Capital of the Confederacy…while we protest the VMFA and their forced removal of Confederate flags from the portico of the Confederate Memorial Chapel.
JOIN US TODAY, Thursday, September 4th, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, as we continue our vigil. 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA. If you cannot be on the Boulevard, you can still support the troops on the ground by contacting the VMFA, politely expressing your displeasure with their desecration of the Confederate Memorial, and asking them to return the flags and restore the honor!
VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard,
Richmond, VA 23220-4007
T 804-340-1504/F 804-340-1502
Tale of Two Flags: Art Sparks Dialogue
"Virginia Flaggers like Sydney Lester and Barry Isenhour plan to keep coming back week after week to the VMFA and not likely for the art.”Put them two flags back up there and the only time they’ll ever see me is when I come down here for a memorial service.”"
RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!
Thursday, September 4th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 6th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, September 11th – Sunday, September 14th: Thunder in the Valley – Lexington, VA Cavalry ride and Re Enactment
The Virginia Flaggers are a sponsor for the event, and will co-ordinate flagging W&L all weekend!
Saturday, September 21st: Flagging Washington and Lee University – The Tar Heel Flaggers are organizing a flagging for 9:00 am – 5:00 pm . Young Alumni Weekend/Homecoming! Class Agents and Alumni Board will also be on Campus. This will be the perfect way to spread the word, teach and influence young growing minds on the truth of Lee and will put more pressure on the University. Contact: Jamie Funkhouser. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, September 20th: 11:30 a.m. Dick Poplar Day
Sunday, September 28th: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Va Flaggers’ Third Anniversary Picnic. Live music, good food, and great fellowship. Silent auction throughout the afternoon. Live auction following supper. Period artwork and 10 x 15 Battle Flag that flew at the Chester flag site location among many items to be auctioned to support the Va Flaggers. Donations for auction/raffle items are welcome.
Thursday, October 16th: Susan will be speaking at the October meeting of the Sgt. William A. Hamby Camp#1750, SCV, Crossville TN. 6:00 pm CST, 111 E. 1st Street, Crossville.
Saturday, Nov. 1st: Susan will be speaking at the 100th Anniversary celebration of the dedication of the Confederate Monument in Lebanon, VA.
Thursday, December 11th: Susan will be speaking at the December meeting of the A.H. Belo Camp #49, SCV, Dallas Texas
Friday, December 12th: Susan will be speaking at the Christmas gathering of the
Major Robert M. White, Camp No. 1250, Sons of Confederate Veterans,Temple, Texas
Saturday, December 13th: Susan will be speaking at the Christmas gathering of the Middleton Tate Johnson Camp #1648, SCV, Arlington, TX.
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