From: Virginia Flaggers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, Sep 16, 2016
Subject: Campbell County Monument Dedication/Turner Ashby Camp Visit
New flags and monument to be dedicated in the Commonwealth!
One year after Nikki Haley started an all out war on our heritage, the Confederate monument count in Virginia is now…PLUS one!
Tomorrow, Saturday, September 17th, the Campbell County Confederate monument and flags will be dedicated in a ceremony at 1:00 p.m. 2196 Red House Rd., Rustburg VA 24588
Thanks to the men of the Campbell County Guard, SCV, EVERY county in Virginia now has a Confederate monument. Well done, Commander Reggie Bennett. God bless the men of the Campbell Guards!
Turner Ashby Camp Visit
Tuesday, September 13th, I had the privilege of traveling to Winchester, Virginia to present a program to the men of the Turner Ashby SCV Camp #1567. For some time I had been eager to make the trip to Stonewall Confederate Cemetery there to the grave of Gen. Turner Ashby, who is buried there with his brother, Captain Richard Ashby. What an honor to be able to pay my respects. One bucket list item scratched off!
With a little time before the meeting I was able to take a long walk through the cemetery. It is an absolutely beautiful setting and the early fall breeze and quiet of being completely alone gave me the perfect opportunity to pause, reflect, and remember.
As I stood at the base of the monument to the unknown 829 Confederate dead buried beneath a mound, I was literally moved to tears at the thought of the sacrifice of these men…and the mothers, wives, and children who waited for their loved ones to return, some until they took their last breath, never knowing what happened to them…and the thought of those who wish to erase their memory 150 years later.
“Who they were, none know.
What they were, all know.”
Inscription on the monument to the unknown 829 Confederate dead buried beneath this mound in Stonewall Cemetery, Winchester.
Supper and meeting with the camp were a real pleasure. I was pleased to get a chance to see the camp’s silk reproduction of Ashby’s Mountain Rangers’ flag. What a beauty!
I am truly grateful for the warm welcome and generous support of the members of the Turner Ashby SCV Camp #1567. It was a terrific night…and as an added bonus, I left with a lead for a possible flag site in the area. Thank you, Commander Kern for the invitation!
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. 2196 Red House Rd., Rustburg, VA 24588-3731, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 22nd: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA
Saturday, September 24th: Susan will be the keynote speaker at the Maj Gen Isaac Ridgeway Trimble Camp SCV Memorial Service at the Howard County Confederate Monument, Ellicott City Courthouse, MD. 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 24th: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Flagging the VMFA, 200N. Boulevard, Richmond VA
Sunday, September 25th: Va Flaggers 5th Anniversary Picnic/Auction. 3:00 p.m. Mechanicsville Moose Lodge Picnic Pavilion. Donations needed for raffle prizes and silent and live auction items.
Tuesday, September 27th: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Flagging the VMFA, 200N. Boulevard, Richmond VA
Saturday, October 1st: 9:00 a.m. – NOON Flagging the VMFA, 200N. Boulevard, Richmond VA
Saturday, October 1st: 1:00 p.m.: Fall Marker Dedication Ceremony, Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery , 301 Hospital Street, Richmond VA
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.
Sunday, October 30th: Susan will be the keynote speaker at the Col. E. Stackhouse SCV Camp #1576 Confederate Memorial Service, Veterans Park, Main Street, Latta, SC. 3:00 p.m.
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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