On Monday, August 19, The Chatham, NC County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to force the removal of the Confederate monument which has stood at the historic courthouse in Pittsboro since the UDC erected in 1907 as a memorial to the county’s Confederate dead. The vote was 4-1 to attempt to remove it, in violation of state law, and against the wishes of the majority of citizens of the county and the hundreds who attended the meeting and spoke in opposition.
Almost immediately, local citizens, outraged at the blatant disregard for their wishes and the attempt to desecrate their war memorial, reached out to Confederate heritage organizations and offered land to erect Confederate battle flags in response to the decision.
Today, the Old North State Flaggers, ACTBAC NC, and the Va Flaggers came together to make the first one happen and respond directly to the commissioners’ vote.
This afternoon, a 10′ x15′ Confederate Battle Flag was raised on a 50′ pole adjacent to Hwy 64 Business just one block from the town of Pittsboro. This is the first of several flag sites planned, and comes just days before a planned prayer vigil and monument rally in downtown Pittsboro, Saturday, September 14th, 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Pittsboro Historical Courthouse. Make plans to attend and let your voice be heard!
Apparently, these folks did not pay attention to what happened in nearby Danville, Va when that city council made the mistake of removing one tiny 3×5 Confederate flag from a historical monument on the grounds of the Last Capitol of the Confederacy.
We have not yet begun to fight.
All glory to God. All honor to the Confederate soldier.
Web Source: HK Edgerton’s Supporters Facebook Page
Post by Dottie Rodda, September 11, 2019