Flagging Across The Confederacy:
FORT WORTH RODEO AND STOCK SHOW
This year, the Forth Worth Rodeo and Stock Show made a BIG mistake in banning the battle flag from the opening parade and events throughout the three week long event.
The Texas Division,SCV immediately put plans into action which included participating in the parade with empty flag staffs, flagging the parade, purchasing and distributing several thousand stick flags, and several other initiatives.
During the opening parade, flags were seen lining the streets and over 1,000 stick flags were distributed and waved proudly by attendees.
The operation was a HUGE success, as the attempt to ban the battle flag seriously backfired. Where there was once a few dozen flags on display, there were suddenly hundreds.
Flagging continued last weekend, where SCV Flaggers gathered to flag the entrance to the stock show. For two days they passed out flags and spoke to attendees about the discriminatory actions of rodeo officials
Flaggers reported overwhelming support from stock show attendees.
FLAGGING CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND…from Calvin Allen, TX Division, Third Brigade Commander:
The Flaggers of the Texas Division will meet at Ole South Pancake House this Saturday morning January 30th at 9:00 a.m. before flagging the Fort Worth Rodeo. Everyone is needed!
Gentlemen, please forward so we can have full participation from the ranks. They are needed more now than ever. We have made great strides into the awareness of the attacks on our flags and have received overwhelming support from the public.
Opportunity for all to Forward the Colors at the Fort Worth Stock Show!
Bring a Confederate flag or two, a friend, and an easy chair!
Old Pancake House on University at 9:00, or
Fort Worth Stock Show entrance at University and Crestline at 10:00.
For those unable to meet at 0900, look for the Flaggers up University Drive north of I-30 towards TCU.
Come this Sat the 30th or all days:
Saturday, January 30
Sunday, January 31
Friday, February 5
Saturday, February 6
This is just one facet of a multi-level plan of attack. If stock show officials do not rescind this ridiculous ban, the plans for next year’s stock show will begin immediately, and will make this years’ efforts seem like child’s play.
FLAGGING THE KREWE OF JANUS MARDI GRAS PARADE IN MONROE AND WEST MONROE , LA
From the LA SCV Commander:
“The Struggle Continues”
I realize that you are disappointed in the ruling from the Federal judge in New Orleans, I feel as you do. This is not over. A suit has been filed in state court and, at the same time, an appeal is being filed with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. If necessary then we will continue moving up the legal food chain until all avenues are exhausted.
Now, what can you do? First, many of you have been generous in donating to the legal bills incurred. Thank you very much. Those of you who intended to contribute to the struggle please don’t hold back. Lawyers cost money and for us to continue to fight we must pay the bills. Second, show the colors. Let our opposition see that the Southern Cause is still here and always will be. This Saturday, January 30 is the Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras parade in Monroe and West Monroe. Put on the Grey, grab your musket or flag, and come march with us in front of 200,000 people. March 5 is National Confederate Flag Day across the South. Be in Baton Rouge for the Louisiana Division’s rally (more details to come soon).
We won’t win every fight we are in. General Lee even suffered defeat even though it is distasteful to all of us. Continue the struggle. Thank you for your efforts.
Thomas E. Taylor
Commander, Louisiana Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans
We encourage those of our supporters within driving distance of these events to make every effort to attend.
Saturday, January 30th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, February 8th: Susan will be speaking at the February meeting of the Lt. F.C. Frazier Camp #668, SCV ,in High Point, NC. Elks Lodge 1155 of High Point, 700 Mill Road. 6:00 Buffet Supper. Meeting at 7:00.
Saturday, February 20th: Susan will be speaking at the February meeting of the 13th Virginia Mechanized Cavalry Camp #9, SCV, 9:00 a.m., Dennis Spaghetti & Steak House, Chesapeake, VA,
Saturday, February 20th: Susan will be speaking at the Lee-Jackson Banquet of the Stonewall Camp #380, 6:00 p.m. Lillian’s Restaurant, 1312 George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake, VA 23323 *Rescheduled*
Thursday, March 31st: Susan will be speaking at the March meeting of the Robeson Rifle Guards, Camp 216, SCV, Lumberton, NC. 6:30 p.m.Proctor Law Building at the corner of 6th and Elm Streets
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