From: Virginia Flaggers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Nov 7, 2016
Subject: 2016 Mechanicsville Rotary/Ruritan Christmas Parade
On Sunday, December 4th, the Virginia Flaggers will once again participate in the Mechanicsville Rotary/Ruritan Christmas Parade. This is a wonderful Richmond area tradition, with over 100 units participating in the two mile route, drawing huge, Confederate friendly crowds. This year, the parade starts at 2:00 p.m.
At a time when many localities and civic organizations across the country are banning our organizations and our Battle Flags from parades, the folks in charge of this parade actually contacted us to request we bring as many Confederates and Confederate flags as possible! We hope to oblige their request!
We will be joined once again this year by the Edmund Ruffin FireEaters Camp #3000, SCV, the Sally Tompkins Chapter #2, OCR, and the Army of Northern Virginia/Mechanized Cavalry.
We would like to invite you to join us, as we forward the colors, represent our Confederate ancestors, and help ring in the Christmas season!
This year’s parade’s theme is “The 12 Days of Christmas”. If you have period attire, please consider wearing it, or adding a Christmas touch to street clothing. Participants will have the option of walking with flags, or riding on a flat bed trailer/float with seating.
We will have more information as to where to meet and what time when we receive our parade lineup, two weeks prior to the event. Stay tuned for more details, but in the meantime, save the date and make plans to join us!
Thursday, November 10th: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond
Saturday, November 12th: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond
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!
Tuesday, November 15th: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond
Saturday, November 19th: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond
Saturday, November 26th: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond
Tuesday, November 29th: 3:00 pm – 6:00 PM, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond
Saturday, December 3rd: Susan will be the guest speaker for the December meeting of the Heritage Preservation Association, 2:00 p.m. Tuscany Italian Grill, Danville, VA.
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 13th – Saturday, January 14th: Lee-Jackson Day events, Lexington, Virginia. Plans are being finalized for commemorations after a local “anti-racism” group scheduled a parade on Lee-Jackson Day. Save the dates and MAKE PLANS TO BE IN LEXINGTON January 13-14
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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