From: Virginia Flaggers (info@vaflaggers.com)
Date: Fri, Aug 12, 2016
Subject: Danville 29 Bypass Cabell Memorial Battle Flag Documentary/Update

 

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A crew from Sky High Poles raises the Commonwealth’s largest Confederate Battle flag at a ceremony attended by over 700+ supporters on land leased by the Va Flaggers adjacent to US Rt. 29, just north of Danville, Va, July 23rd, 2016,
Photo Courtesy Judy Smith Photography

 

On the day of the flag raising ceremony in Danville, there were a number of media outlets present. One of them was a documentary film maker from Richmond. Although we had no idea what kind of piece he was producing, we thought the finished product turned out very well and wanted to share it with all of you, especially those who couldn’t be there that day…

 

https://vimeo.com/176180721

 

Although the video has been removed, the content of this report remains, and was one of our favorites…
http://www.virginiafirst.com/news/local-news/largest-confederate-battle-flag-flies-near-danville
DANVILLE, Va.

 

If you are driving on route 29 near Danville, you can’t miss the World’s largest Confederate Battle flag on the side of the road.

 

Standing at one hundred and nineteen feet tall and 30 feet by 50 feet in dimension, there is no confederate battle flag which can rival it.

 

This is the 14th battle flag installed near the last confederacy capital during the Civil War.

 

A group called the Virginia Flaggers decided to put big flags up all around the area after City Council of Danville prohibited flying the flag on city property.

 

“There are folks that want us to go away. They want our history to go away. They want that flag to go away, because they know what it really means and it really means resistance to tyrany and an over reaching federal government , and we’re still fighting that battle today. This is our history, our heritage, and we’re not going to lie down and let these people take it away from us,” said Susan Hathaway, who is the founder of the Virginia Flaggers.

 

Though the flag is met with some opposition from the public, today there were no protestors at the ceremony.

 

The group says they have already been contacted by another Danville resident who wants to put a flag up and the group says they will not stop putting up flags any time soon.

 

Finally, sharing these great comments from a Danville resident, posted online. These words beautifully summarize the situation in Danville…and many other localities across America…

 

“For MOST it is about heritage, honor, and respect for their ancestors. They were ok with that taking place at the graves of the veterans and historic sites, but once the few places that had flags, statues, and monuments were attacked, their only recourse was to protest. The entire city of Danville stood as the Last Capital, not just the mansion, but preservationists were content with that one small monument in 40 square miles. I’d say they had already compromised as far as humanly possible. Are their protests big? Yes, but they (and their views) have been totally disenfranchised and eliminated. Their view and opinion is instantly disregarded by most and labeled hateful and racist ( before they can even articulate it). (The actions of) one idiot in SC with one picture buried in his Facebook posts was able to (be leveraged by others as an excuse to) destroy historic statues and monuments and change the names of streets, colleges, and sports teams. The COEXIST crowd doesn’t really want that, they want inclusion, but only those who think the same.”

 

?#NeverForget?
?#ConfederateDanville
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?#LastCapitalCSA?

 

Great turnout and meeting last night in Mathews, Virginia, with the Lane Armistead Camp SCV Camp #1772 at the historic Mathews Courthouse! Thanks to Commander John Anderton and the men of Camp 1772 for the warm welcome and generous support!

 

For our Cause!
Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Thursday, August 18th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 20th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 9:00 a.m. – NOON

 

Saturday, August 20th: King William County Fest, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, In Front of Historic Courthouse
King William Road, King William, VA 23086. The Virginia Flaggers will have a table with information and merchandise available.

 

Tuesday, August 23rd: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 27th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, August 30th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Monday, September 5th: The Virginia Flaggers will join the Powhatan Troop, Camp #1389 for the Annual Powhatan Labor Day Parade. 11:00 a.m. Historic Powhatan County Courthouse.

 

Tuesday, September 13th: Susan will be speaking at the September meeting of the Turner Ashby Camp #1567, Shenandoah University, Intersection of Rt. 50 and I-81, 7:00 p.m.

 

Friday, September 16th – Sunday, September 18th: The Va Flaggers will have a table set up at the Field Day of the Past, intersection of Rout 623 (Ashland Road) and Route 622 in Goochland County. Off I-64, exit #172 (Rockville Manakin) south. Grounds are located 1/8 mile from the interstate.

 

Saturday, September 17th: Dedication of the Campbell County Confederate Monument, Campbell County Guards Camp #2117.

 

Sunday, September 25th: Va Flaggers 5th Anniversary Picnic/Auction. 3:00 p.m. Mechanicsville Moose Lodge Picnic Pavilion. Details to follow

 

Thursday, October 6th: Susan will be the guest speaker for the October meeting of the E. Fletcher Satterfield Camp No. 852, Roxboro, NC. Meeting at 7:00 at Homestead Steak House, 155 Frank Timberlake Rd, Timberlake, NC 27583.

 

Friday, January 20th, 2017: Susan will be the guest speaker for the Lee-Jackson Banquet of the Lt. General Wade Hampton Camp #273, Columbia, SC.

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017: Susan will be the guest speaker for the SCV Camp #513 Confederate Memorial Day service in Oklahoma City, OK. More details to follow.

 

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