GRAHAM, N.C. — “County commissioners said Monday night the historical cleansing of Confederate memorials across the South is not going to happen in Alamance County.”
This after THOUSANDS attended a rally over the weekend.
Ronnie Roach filed the following report yesterday evening:
“I have just returned from the Alamance County, NC, Board of Commissioner’s meeting. The local newscast from last week reported, “Michael Graves, President of the Alamance County Concerned Citizens said the idea of having the monument removed has always been a thought, but after President Barack Obama’s eulogy at Clementa Pinckney’s funeral, the idea moved to action.
Well, his idea didn’t move to action. That was probably a result of the rally held at the Courthouse on Saturday where a confirmed count of 1,500 people gathered to show support for the monument.
Board Chairman Dan Ingle informed the attendees at the beginning of the meeting that no one had filed a request to remove the statue.
The Board did conduct what I call a vote of confidence, where all five stated they would NOT act in any manner to remove the statue. Three of the male members talked favorably about their ancestors’ service in the war. The fourth male member probably doesn’t even know there was a war. The sole female stated she would never agree to remove the statue.
James Myrick, who organized the rally Saturday, presented the board with a petition containing 8,400 signatures to save the statue. The SCV Col Charles F. Fisher Camp 813 in Graham (the County seat) was representd well by Brigade Commander Mitchell Flinchum.
A VICTORY for our Southern/Confederate heritage was won tonight.”
Ronnie S. Roach
Adjutant, Fisher Camp 813
PENSACOLA, FL. – THIRD NATIONAL RETURNED TO PENSACOLA CEMETERY!
Last week, the Third National flag that flew over the final resting place of Stephen Russell Mallory, Secretary of the Navy, CSA was removed. Friday, the Mallory camp changed the lock, replaced the flag, and vowed to report it to the police as a theft if it happens again!! The cemetery is an historical site, run by the State of Florida, and overseen by the University of West Florida.
God bless the men of the Stephen Mallory Camp#1315, SCV
Meanwhile, over the weekend, the flag rallies and runs that have been cropping up all over the country, continued to gather steam, growing in strength and frequency, including several dozen in Virginia.
Watch for more updates and reports in the coming days, including the Rally at the Capitol in Richmond on Saturday, and let us know if there is a Flag Rally or Run scheduled in your area and we will help spread the word!
Wednesday, July 22nd: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 4:00 p.m. – Dusk
Saturday, July 25th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 25: Flag Rally, Fredericksburg, VA 701 Princess Ann St. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 10th: Susan is scheduled to speak at the September meeting of the Ivy Ritchie Camp #1744, SCV, Albermarle NC. 6:30 p.m. Jay’s Seafood Restaurant, 40439 Stony Gap Rd, Albermarle, NC 28001
Saturday, December 12th: Susan will be speaking at the Christmas Dinner of the John Ingraham Camp #1977, Chickamauga, GA. More details to follow.
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