Last week, the Sons of Confederate Veterans National Reunion was held in Richmond, and we scheduled flaggings at the VMFA Thursday and Friday to allow folks from out of town to join us on the Boulevard. We were absolutely thrilled at the response, with over 35 folks joining us over the two days, with flaggers from TEXAS, ILLINOIS, TENNESSEE, MARYLAND, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA…and all the way from FRANCE raising their Battle Flags in protest of the forced removal of Confederate Battle Flags from the Confederate Memorial Chapel.
The weather was warm, but traffic was heavy, and there were many chances for good conversations. This gentleman asked to pose for a photo after finding out why we were out on the Boulevard.
It was a great couple of days, and those who joined us for the first time, came away with the knowledge that while there are some challenges… flagging is.. FUN!
MANY, MANY thanks to all who took time out to join us!
On Saturday, we teamed with the Army of Northern Virginia Mechanized Cavalry to sponsor the First Annual “Capital of the Confederacy Rally to Save Confederate History and Heritage”,
We were excited to have over 250 folks turn out to lift their voices in defense of our Confederate Veterans!
Rousing remarks from Richard Hines and Fred Taylor stirred the crowd and called everyone in attendance to action!
The Stafford Light Artillery, Camp # 2247 provided a color guard, and we were THRILLED to have Maryland Division SCV Commander Jay Barringer and Gen. Isaac Trimble Camp # 1836 Commander Terry Klima join us and share their talents with special music, including a beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace that brought reverence and worship to the Capitol grounds.
Dan Coleman, Georgia Division Judge Advocate brought us an update on Stone Mountain, and challenged those gathered to “take the offense” , and take the fight to the enemy.
We were pleased with the turnout, buoyed by the enthusiasm of those present, and hope this was the first of many such rallies to come.
Great video here, courtesy of Eileen Zoellner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmZW3Mq3Ngc
One of the highlights was getting to meet many supporters, and make new connections with folks who are eager to join us in taking a stand. We offer our sincere appreciation to all those who helped make the event possible. It was TRULY a group effort, and we are thankful for all who stepped up to answer the call.
Friday, July 24th: Frankfort, KY: A rally the defense of the Jefferson Davis Statue at the Capitol Steps. Several calls by the usual crowd for the removal of the Davis statue have been made. The rally will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST. All Southern folks are asked to attend. Great speakers, music, and tons of fun.
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
Tuesday, November 3rd: Susan 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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