From: Virginia Flaggers
Date: Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Subject: Call To Action: Defend Jefferson Davis in Fredericksburg
University of Mary Washington students vow to change the name of Jeff-Davis highway in Fredericksburg.
A professor at the University of Mary Washington has given his class an assignment to petition local government to change the name of a street. Tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 25th, the class will ask the Fredericksburg City Council to just that.
Misguided at best, the students are acting on the suggestion of their professor, Eric Bonds, who obviously has an agenda of his own…
“Symbols do matter,” Bonds said. “This is someone who advocated slavery and the supremacy of white folks. And the naming of the highway came about in the Jim Crow Era, really created in the interests of racism, and it’s still here. It matters.”
Mr. Bonds hopes that his students learn how government operates, and we agree. Let’s make sure they learn that a small group of misguided and uneducated individuals cannot come into a town in Virginia and demand the removal of its history and heritage based on false assumptions and politically correct talking points that have no basis in fact or truth.
Fredericksburg City Council meets tomorrow night, October 25th at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 715 Princess Anne Street. The Council Chambers are located in the lower level of City Hall, with access off Hanover Street. We encourage anyone who can attend to show up and speak against this petition.
Please take a moment to write, email, and/or call and voice your opposition to this attempt to erase our history and dishonor Jefferson Davis. Ask them to DENY the request of the students to change the name of Jefferson Davis Hwy in Fredericksburg.
A list of Council Members can be found here:
Contact City Council members by email here:
PO Box 7447
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Mary Washington alumni, parents, or interested parties may wish to contact President Dr. Troy Paino and express your disappointment in this “assignment”, which will serve to stir up tensions and divide the community that has so graciously and generously supported the university for decades.
Tuesday, October 25th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 9:00 a.m. – NOON
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.
Wednesday, November 2nd: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 12th – Sunday, November 13th: Capital of the Confederacy Civil War Show. RIR. The Va Flaggers will have a table at the show. Stop by and see us!
Sunday, December 4th: Mechanicsville Christmas Parade – Join us in one of the most Confederate friendly parades in the Commonwealth. Ride or walk, all are welcome!
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, January 21st, 2017: Susan will be the guest speaker for the Lee-Jakson Banquet of the Horry Rough and Readys, Camp #1026, Myrtle Beach, SC
Saturday, May 6th, 2017: Susan will be the guest speaker for the Confederate Memorial Day service at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC, sponsored by the Waddell Chapter, MOS&B.
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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