Fredericksburg I-95: 

The Virginia Flaggers are pleased to announce the raising of a new 20′ x 20′ Army of Northern Va Battle Flag at our I-95 Fredericksburg Memorial Battle Flag site!

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This beautiful, custom made ANV was a gift from Lt Col John Zebelean, 1st Lieutenant Commander of the Major General Isaac Ridgeway Trimble SCV Camp#1836, Catonsville MD. Thank you, Sir, for your generosity and support!
The flag will fly in honor of all Confederate soldiers, and specifically to remember the nearly 246,000 Confederate soldiers who fought in separate battles in the vicinity of Fredericksburg (1862), Chancellorsville (1863), Spotsylvania (1864) and the Wilderness (1864).

The preservation of liberty and freedom guaranteed by our forefathers and embodied in the US Constitution of 1788, motivated these men to leave their loved ones and take up arms, and driven by duty and honor, they answered the call to defend their State from invasion. Their noble attributes are the underpinning of our republican society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built. These citizen-soldiers of all races, creeds, and faiths, who fought for the Confederacy, personified the best qualities of America.

As the sons and daughters of these gallant men, The Virginia Flaggers, along with the numerous benefactors and supporters of this flag, believe that it is our “…duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations.” (Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee, CSA)

 

Chester I-95:

At the Chester site, the 15×15 custom Army of Northern Virginia Battle Flag has been returned  after repairs made by Mrs Judy Pierce of the Sally Tompkins Chapter #2, Va Society OCR.

Thank you, Judy, for sharing your time and talents for the Cause, and thank you to volunteers who have spent hours over the last few weeks doing work to improve the site. More improvements coming soon!

In Lexington, the flag on 20×30 flag at the I-81 site had begun to unravel on one edge, so we delivered a new 20×30 out to the site on Saturday, and it was changed out that evening.

I captured this photo and video of the I-81 site on the way home from Chattanooga last month:

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https://www.facebook.com/378823865585630/videos/652554701545877/

Thanks to many dedicated volunteers, we are able to lower the flags at all of our sites when high winds are expected, and repair flags as soon as we see any damage, which allows them to be reused.  This, along with the generous support of so many of you, has made it possible to  keep battle flags flying 24/7, continuously, at ALL 7 of our current flags sites.  We are also happy to report that there have been no issues of vandalism or disturbances at any of our sites during the past few weeks of “unrest”.

OUR NEXT PROJECTS:  We currently have three flag projects that are in various stages of development, in several locations in the Commonwealth, and  a waiting list of folks eager to have flags installed.  We are asking again that our supporters be on the lookout for used/reclaimed flag poles that we might be able to use.  A critical need is an 80′ or taller pole for another I-95 installation.

We have been asked about media reports of “pressure” to take down our flags, and we would like to assure our supporters that we have felt no “pressure” whatsoever.  We did hear that the NAACP has started a petition, asking the Virginia legislature, Governor and President to take action to remove the Fredericksburg I-95
flag, but so far, we have not received calls from either office.  😉

If/when such a request is ever made, we have a four word answer for them…“COME AND TAKE IT”!

Susan Hathaway

Va Flaggers

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Thursday, July 30th:  Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 4:00 p.m. – Dusk

Sunday, August 2nd:  Keep it Flying!  Danville Southern Heritage Celebration & Rally, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History. Come out and celebrate our Confederate history and heritage at the Last Capital of the Confederacy! This cultural, historical, and educational event will feature a number of speakers, to include Congressman Virgil H. Goode, author and historian Colonel Greg Eanes (USAF-Ret.), and civil rights attorney and activist Fred D. Taylor. So bring your family, your friends, and your FLAGS for this exciting event!  Sponsored by Pittsylvania Vindicators Camp #828, SCV

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

Sunday, September 27th:  SAVE THE DATE!  Va Flaggers FOURTH Anniversary Celebration Picnic/Auction, Mechanicsville Moose Lodge 3:00 p.m.  More details to follow.

Tuesday, November 3rdSusan will be speaking at the November meeting of the Campbell Guards, SCV Camp #2117, 7:00 p.m., Historic Courthouse, Rustburg.

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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Sandston VA 23150

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Sandston VA 23150

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