FOUR New Roadside Memorial Battle Flags Raised in Danville

Before heading out to raise and dedicate four new memorial flags in Danville yesterday, Va Flaggers and supporters re-dedicated the Robertson Bridge/Memorial Drive site by replacing the Third National that was stolen a few weeks ago.
The flag was only down for a few hours on the day it was stolen, since a Confederate Battle Flag was raised the same day, and the crowd gathered Saturday ​was thrilled to see the massive Third National return to town, to replace the tiny 3x5 that was stripped from its rightful place on the Confederate Veterans monument on the grounds of the Last Capitol of the Confederacy by Danville City Council just a few short months ago.  

​Our enemies who resort to vandalism and theft will soon learn that we have plenty of flags...and plenty of people ready to raise them right back up.
We will win this...because we love the flag more than they hate it. 

​After a ceremony at the Robertson Bridge site, complete with Confederate Color Guard, greetings from local Heritage Organizations,  and a keynote address by Rev. Dr. Herman White of High Point, NC, the crowd that had assembled headed out to the first of FOUR sites where new flags would be raised.  

The first stop was Stokesland Cemetery, where we raised a Battle Flag in the cemetery that is the final resting place of several Confederate Veterans.  

​​The Pittsylvania Vindicators, Camp #828 SCV, has been caring for the cemetery for several years, and Camp Commander Frank Harvey told the crowd of plans to add paving, a cannon, and a marker which will list the names of all of the Confederate dead. 
This flag is highly visible from West Main Street.  The Stokesland Cemetery Roadside Memorial Battle Flag is #6 for Danville, and #14 for the Va Flaggers in the Commonwealth. 

From the cemetery, we headed to the Va/NC border for the raising of the next flag, which is located on the Westbound Side of the Danville Expressway.  

​The Holland Road/Danville Expressway Memorial Roadside Battle Flag is #7 for Danville, and #15 for the Va Flaggers in the Commonwealth. 

From Holland Road, we headed out 58 East, to a site ON 58, just east of Danville.  At this location, we raised a 10x15 Battle Flag on a 55' Pole...

​The honks, waves, and thumbs ups began almost as soon as we raised her, and continued as we dedicated her to the Glory of God and the memory and honor of the Confederate soldiers who defended the Commonwealth from invasion. 

​The Hwy 58/Ringgold Memorial Roadside Battle Flag is #8 for Danville, and #16 for the Va Flaggers in the Commonwealth. 

Heading back into town, our fourth and final flag raising of the day took place just off Riverside Dr in the heart of Danville, near the Danville Mall.  The flag site overlooks Central Blvd, and is highly visible at one of the busiest intersections in Danville.  The moon was taking her place in the Danville sky as we lifted the Battle Flag high.  

​The Central Boulevard Memorial Roadside Battle Flag is #9 for Danville, #17 for the Va Flaggers in the Commonwealth...and we have only just begun to fight. 

It was an absolutely gorgeous day in the Last Capital of the Confederacy.  God was smiling on us and watching over those who had worked so hard during the week to make this a reality.  We are absolutely overwhelmed by the support shown from the Danville community and local heritage organizations.  What we have been able to accomplish in Danville is a testimony of what can be done when our people come together.  We are thankful for the support of and cooperation from the local SCV, UDC, SCV/Mechanized Cavalry, OCR, ANV/Mechanized Cavalry, Heritage Preservation Association, Danville Confederate Memorial Association and countless individuals who have joined in this fight.  The battle is being fought on many fronts… from the courthouse, to the City Council, to the streets of Danville… and we have no intention of backing down until the Third National is returned to its lawful and rightful place on the grounds of the Sutherland Mansion. 

We did not ask for this fight, but like our Confederate ancestors whose blood flows through our veins, we are honor and duty bound to finish it.
Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150

*To request a Roadside Memorial Battle Flag on your property, email: info@vaflaggers.com
*For more information on how to support the Danville Confederate Memorial Association and their efforts to purchase the Sutherlin Mansion, click here... https://www.gofundme.com/DCMAVA 


Va Flaggers: Confederate Memorial Chapel Vigil Night 2...More Flags for Danville!

Saturday night found our Flaggers back at the Confederate Memorial Chapel for the second and final night of the "InLight" art/sound display. 

Temperatures were cooler, and tensions were high as anti-Confederate protesters stepped up their inflammatory rhetoric and attempts to disrupt our peaceful protest.

Even so, Flaggers reported numerous opportunities to talk with event attendees, many of whom approached us to initiate conversations and discuss the history of the chapel, our flags, and our Veterans.
GREAT report and video by The Blaze here:

Danville Update:  Roadside Memorial Battle Flag Raising/Dedication THIS SaturdayNovember 21st.  Meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Memorial Drive (Third National) flag site, at the intersection of Piedmont Ave. and Memorial Drive.   Join us as we dedicate the latest Memorial flag...and continue to fulfill our promise to "pepper" the town with flags following the Danville City Council vote to strip the Third National Confederate Flag from the Confederate memorial on the grounds of the Last Capitol of the Confederacy. 

RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!
Grayson Jennings
Va Flaggers

Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150


Va Flaggers: Confederate Memorial Chapel Light/Sound Show Vigil - Night 1

Our first night of the candle light vigil/protest of the VMFA's InLight sound/light display at the Confederate Memorial Chapel was, by all accounts, an overwhelming success.

We arrived early to take up position in front of the chapel, and throughout the night, had the opportunity to speak to many representatives of the press. 

GREAT coverage here:  "Virginia Flaggers Hold Candlelight Vigil at Disrespectful Art Show: http://wric.com/2015/11/13/virginia-flaggers-hold-candlelight-vigil-at-disrespectful-art-show/
Flaggers held candles and photos of Confederate Veterans from the Old Soldiers' Home. 

There were over three dozen flaggers in attendance throughout the evening, many from out of town, and several first-time flaggers, including this gentleman, who carried this 1861 US flag to symbolically represent Union veteran's opposition to the desecration of a war memorial. After all, he told us, what the VMFA is doing is beyond anti-Confederate, it is un-American.

​We had planned carefully for a variety of scenarios that might occur, considering the late hour, 1/2 price alcohol being sold on the grounds, and our experience with some local agitators.  While there were a few hateful comments, the majority of attendees were cordial.  One of our Flaggers filed the following report, which we believe sums up the evening very well:

"The spectacle we anticipated was not evident. A good number of folks questioned us after going in. They experienced what they experienced, but, learned nothing of the significance of the venue and they learned nothing of the history of it from that experience. They learned all that from us...and it is deeply satisfying to engage wondering people in thoughtful conversation...That was the theme of the night for me. And I have to echo some of the previous comments...I'll never know a better group of folks than you."

The Virginia Flaggers will be back out tonight, for the second night of the Sound/Light show, from 7:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m.  We invite you to join us, and be a part of those standing for our Veterans...and making sure THEIR voice is heard, in spite of the obvious and ongoing attempt by Museum officials to silence them forever. 
Grayson Jennings
Va Flaggers

P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150


Va Flaggers Update: Wirz Memorial, SCV Camp Meetings, Veterans' Day

On November 1st, I had the privilege of attending the annual Capt. Henry Wirz Memorial Service in Andersonville, GA.  This year marked the 150th Anniversary of the unconstitutional Military Tribunal, farce trial, and hanging of Capt. Henry Wirz based on perjury and lies.  Americus Sumter County Georgia SCV Camp 78 has held an annual memorial service for Capt. Wirz each year beginning in 1974.

It was an honor to meet Col. Heinrich Wirz (retired-Swiss Army), great nephew of Capt. Henry Wirz who came from Switzerland to attend.  Col. Wirz has worked tirelessly to clear the name of his ancestor and vows to continue the fight until he is vindicated.

Many thanks to Commander James King and Wirz Committee Chairman James Gaston of the SCV Camp 141, Albany, GA for their gracious hospitality and warm welcome! 

On the following Tuesday evening, I would travel to Campbell County to speak to the Campbell County Guards, Camp #2117.  The turnout was fantastic, and I was thrilled to learn that the camp has DOUBLED their membership since January of this year, and had the pleasure of seeing four new members sworn in that night!

The Campbell Guards are in the process of raising money to place a Confederate monument to the Confederate soldiers who served from Campbell County.  I learned that Campbell County is one of only two counties in Virginia that do not have a Confederate monument.  The Campbell Guards plan to correct that by erecting a monument on private land next year...complete with Confederate flag!  :)
This past Sunday, I headed South to Whiteville, NC, to speak at the November meeting of the Columbus County Volunteers Camp #794. It was a great meeting, with an enthusiastic crowd, terrific hospitality, and the chance to meet and make many new friends. 

The Whiteville camp has some exciting plans in the work, and I hope to return in the very near future to attend a very special dedication ceremony! 
Yesterday, back in Richmond, members of the Edmund Ruffin Fire-Eaters Camp #3000, the Captain William Latane #1690, and the R. E. Lee #1589 Camps, SCV participated in the annual Veterans' Day Service at the Virginia War Memorial, placing wreaths in memory and honor of Virginia's Confederate Veterans. 

At the Whiteville Camp, during Q&A after my presentation, one gentleman posed the following question..."Of all the great moments that the Va Flaggers have experienced, what is your PERSONAL FAVORITE... a moment when you just knew liberal heads were exploding...?" As of today, I have a new answer to that question...THIS PHOTO...

Yesterday at the annual Veterans Day service at the Virginia War Memorial, wreaths were laid by local Sons of Confederate Veterans Camps in memory of Virginia's Confederate Veterans. In this photo, a Veteran of color, is seen helping another Veteran of color place one of the wreaths, while our Confederate Battle Flag-hating Governor stands just a few feet away.

A friend described it best..."fighting men respect other fighting men....period".

Yesterday's  service, and this photo, are striking reminders of the fact that when left alone and not influenced by the ignorance and hate of meddlesome Yankees, self-loathing scalawags, and pot-stirring carpetbaggers, we, the people of the South, have no trouble showing respect for one another, and honoring our shared history and heritage.

God bless ALL of our Veterans...and God Save the South!
Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers


Va Flaggers: Confederate Memorial Chapel Vigil/Protest Update/Call To Action

The VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has chosen to ignore the request of hundreds of citizens to cancel or relocate the disrespectful light and sound "funhouse" show scheduled at the Confederate Memorial Chapel this weekend, and is moving forward with its plans to host the event.



The Va Flaggers will hold candlelight vigils/protests during the event and invite you to join us as we stand for our Veterans.

Friday, November 13, 7:00 pm - Midnight
Saturday, November 14, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
Please feel free to join us for as long or as little as you can attend.  We will have candles and folks designated to help anyone who needs assistance. 
Please feel free to email us with any questions.  info@vaflaggers.com 

If you have not done so already, please call or email these folks and ask them to change the venue or cancel the event:
Contact information: 
Alex Nyerges, VMFA Director/CEO (804) 340-1500alex.nyerges@vmfa.museum
Bill Royall, President, Board of Trustees, VMFA:   bill@royall.com 
Governor Terry McAuliffe, (804)786-2211 

Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150


Va Flaggers: VMFA Announces Plans to Turn Confederate Memorial Chapel into a "Trippy Funhouse"

"In this place, I will give thee peace...Thus saith the Lord of Hosts. This Chapel is dedicated to the memory of the Confederate dead." 

​Inscription above the pulpit, Confederate Memorial Chapel, Richmond, VA.

Most of you are aware that the Va Flaggers were organized following the forced removal of Confederate Battle Flags from the Confederate Memorial Chapel by officials of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA).  The Confederate Memorial Chapel is one of two buildings that remain from the RE LEE Camp #1 Old Soldiers Home, which served homeless and destitute Confederate Veterans.  The Veterans themselves donated the land for the art museum, with the promise from the Commonwealth that the remainder of the grounds would be set aside as “Confederate Memorial Park” for perpetuity.  Years (and hundreds of broken promises) later, the VMFA, with a wink and a nod from the Governor’s office, has stolen the land that was designated for a memorial park to build a parking deck, ripped the flags off of the Confederate Memorial Chapel, kicked the Sons of Confederate Veterans out of the Chapel so that they could offer their own “interpretation” of OUR history, and actively worked to silence those who dared to speak out against their disgraceful actions. 

If there was any question as to how the VMFA and the Commonwealth were going to “interpret” our history moving forward, the answer has come swiftly, and painfully…

“Confederate Chapel to Get Trippy Makeover During InLight”

NEXT weekend, November 13th and 14th, “artists” will “probe the “socio-political significance” of the CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, by “turning the memorial into a trippy funhouse”. Yes, you read that correctly…a TRIPPY FUNHOUSE

In case you think we are exaggerating, or making this up...please read for yourself here… http://www.styleweekly.com/Studi/archives/2015/11/01/confederate-chapel-to-get-trippy-makeover-during-inlight 

The sacred Chapel, where Veterans who had answered the Commonwealth’s call to defend her and were left PENNILESS and ALONE in their old age, sat each week to worship…and gathered to say final farewells to their compatriots as one by one the men passed from this life onto the next, until the last Veteran died in 1949...is going to be turned into a FUNHOUSE of lights and sound at the hands of the VMFA, and under the leadership of the Governor’s office.

As far as we are concerned, allowing this kind of desecration of this consecrated memorial is intentional and no different than if VMFA officials or the Governor of Virginia walked out to Hollywood Cemetery and urinated on the graves of our Confederate dead.

We can’t help but ask…are you mad enough YET? 

The Virginia Flaggers plan on attending/protesting the “Trippy Dippy Light Show”.  We will have a candlelight vigil/flagging at the Chapel, with photos of the Veterans who lived and died on the grounds of the Old Soldiers’ home.  We hope hundreds will join us, Friday, November 13th, 7:00 p.m. – Midnight, and Saturday, November 14th, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Come when you can, stay for as long as you can, and be a part of those taking a stand against what we feel is a direct and intentional slap in the face of the thousands of us whose ancestors served the Confederacy.  

We are also asking everyone to contact the VMFA and the Governor and tell them how upset you are that they dare to desecrate a Confederate Memorial Chapel in this manner…and ask them to cancel this show IMMEDIATELY and preserve the honor and dignity of the Confederate Memorial Chapel.

Contact information: 
Alex Nyerges, VMFA Director/CEO (804) 340-1500alex.nyerges@vmfa.museum

In the meantime, we will continue our twice weekly flagging of the VMFA, THIS SATURDAYNovember 5th, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Join us on the Boulevard… as we protest the removal of the Confederate Battle Flags, forward the colors in memory and honor of the Confederate Veterans who lived and died on the grounds of the Old Soldiers’ Home…and change hearts and minds in the Capital of the Confederacy.

Grayson Jennings
Va Flaggers


Va Flaggers Targeted by Hoax "Anonymous" "Hate" List

We received word late last night that my name… and the names of several other Virginia Flaggers, along with our personal information… were included on a list of names that is being circulated as a “confirmed” list of KKK members, revealed by the internet group “Anonymous”.

The list also includes members of the Va Division, SCV, and two past Commanders in Chief, among others. 

It is obvious to anyone of reasonable intelligence that this list is NOT anything that the “real” Anonymous would have released.  The personal information is nothing more than that which any citizen can find in a simple google search, is riddled with sophomoric errors, and the links cited all refer back to the hate bloggers who have nothing of substance to offer.

There is absolutely NO proof offered that any of the people on the list have any connection to the Klan, in any way, shape, or form. 

I can also speak for myself to say that I have never been a member of any such organization, never known anyone who was, and have never even heard of anyone who has.  Anyone who knows me knows full well how laughable this accusation truly is, but I have no desire to parade my personal life on display in an attempt to prove anything to these people.  I am comfortable letting my words, deeds, and actions speak for me, and have little concern for the ignorant assumptions and opinions of people so wholly unconnected to me or mine.    

What is also obvious is that this list is a cruel and vicious hoax.  By publishing the personal information of the most vocal and outspoken Southern Heritage activists, and labeling them as “KKK members”, these people have incited some of the most sadistic and hateful attacks and threats that we have ever witnessed.  They even went so far as to publish the names of my children.  All of this with one purpose in mind… to intimidate and silence those who have the unmitigated gall to disagree with their version of “truth”, and who are unwilling to go away quietly. 

We are working with local, state and federal authorities to track down the source of this defamation, and to investigate the threats that have been received as a result of this false post. 

Please reference this link, which clearly proves the fraudulent nature of this “list”… http://pastebin.com/it6a2r4g

This latest assault serves to once again accentuate the clear and very real differences between those of us who have decided to take a public stand for our Confederate Ancestors, and those who are clearly threatened by our very existence. 

My response, and attitude moving forward, can be best summed up in one of my favorite Jane Austen quotes:

"My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me."

Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers

Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150


Va Flaggers: Massive Battle Flag Raised in Danville After Judge's Decision in Monument Desecration Lawsuit

The Virginia Flaggers are thrilled to announce the completion of our latest Interstate Memorial Battle Flag project.  Earliertoday, a 20’ x 30’ battle flag was raised on a 90’ pole on the Danville Expressway.  

This memorial, erected on private property leased by the Virginia Flaggers, is a direct response to the ruling yesterday by Danville Circuit Court Judge James Reynolds, who dismissed a suit filed against the City of Danville after City Council passed an ordinance which violated state law and was specifically designed to allow City Council to remove the Third National Confederate flag from the Veteran’s monument on the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion, the Last Capitol of the Confederacy.  

While attorneys and plaintiffs in the case consider their options in appealing the ruling and/or filing new litigation, we have joined with the citizens of Danville to take the fight to the streets.  Thanks to an outpouring of financial support and the dedication and hard work of Danville residents and supporters, the flag raised today is the FIFTH massive Roadside Memorial Battle Flag raised in and around Danville since the tiny 3x5 flag at the Sutherlin Mansion was removed.

These Memorial Flag sites, and the others in development across Danville, are just one phase of a battle plan that is being developed and implemented to assure that the Confederate Veterans who fought to defend Danville and the Commonwealth, and our proud history and heritage will not be desecrated by the cowardly acts of politicians and scalawags who pander to the PC demands of the ignorant and hateful few.  

We have only just begun to fight.

The flag raised today, our 13th raised in the Commonwealth since the fall of 2013, was dedicated to the Glory of God, and in memory and honor of our Confederate Heroes. She will serve as a living breathing memorial, and a 24/7 reminder that there are still those of use with Confederate blood flowing through our veins who will not sit idly by while our heritage is attacked, history is erased, and our Veterans become the subject of derision Gen. Cleburne warned us about over 150 years ago.

"For every flag removed, a thousand more will rise to take its place."

Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers
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Va Flaggers: Memorial Roadside Battle Flag Raised on I-64 in Henrico County

I-64 Savage's Station Kershaw's Brigade Memorial Battle Flag Raised in Sandston, Virginia This Morning
At a private ceremony in Henrico County this morning, the Virginia Flaggers raised our 12th Roadside Memorial Battle Flag, and the first on Interstate 64 in Virginia. On land leased from a private citizen, a 10' x 15' Army of Tennessee Battle Flag was raised on a 50' pole to the cheers and shouts of those in attendance.
As of late last night, the forecast was for steady rain all day in the Richmond area, but we planned to raise the flag rain or shine, and prepared for a downpour.  As the 10:00 scheduled start time approached, we were amazed and thankful that the rain tapered off to the point that after a few sprinkles at the very beginning, the rain completely held off for our ceremony!  We were blessed to have Rev. Dr. Herman White bring the keynote message, and bagpipe music by PipeMajor David Hinton added beauty and reverence to the dedication and flag raising.  We counted among those in attendance, supporters who had traveled from as far away as Missouri...and TEXAS... to join us for this weekend's events!
This location has high visibility from both west and east bound lanes... and with traffic counts of 70,000+ reported daily, and its close proximity to the Capital of the Confederacy... will be a very visible reminder to citizens, tourists, and all who see her, of Richmond's rich Confederate heritage and history. 

Those of you who have followed our Interstate Battle Flag installations know that we have been absolutely blown away by the way God has led us to sites that are not only highly visible, but have significant historical relevance.  This site is no exception.

A few months ago, I heard that someone had raised a flag on I-64 in Sandston.  I rode by the property on 64, and even though it was a small flag on a small pole, I was excited to discover that it could STILL see it from the interstate.  I contacted the person responsible and asked if they would be interested in having a larger pole installed with a larger flag.  The response was a resounding YES!

Of course, we were thrilled to have a large flag going up on such a great spot on Interstate 64. I was unprepared, however, for what we discovered when we began researching the property and its significance during the War Between the States, specifically its relevance to the Savage's Station Battle, June 29, 1862.  

Not only is our flag site sitting squarely on the Southern end of the actual battlefield, but  by overlaying present day maps with maps from the battle field, we discovered that the flag will fly over what once was the field that Kershaw's Brigade charged across at 5:00 p.m that evening!

This discovery led us to name the flag in honor of Gen. Kershaw. 

The flag was dedicated today to the Glory of God, and in memory and honor of our Confederate Heroes. She will serve as a living, breathing memorial, and a 24/7 reminder that there are still those of use with Confederate blood flowing through our veins who will not sit idly by while our heritage is attacked, history is erased, and our Veterans become the subject of derision Gen. Cleburne warned us about over 150 years ago.
"The world shall yet decide, in truth's clear far-off light
That the Soldiers who wore the gray and rode with Lee, were in the right."

Va Flaggers I-64 Savage's Station, Kershaw's Brigade Memorial Battle Flag, as seen from Westbound Interstate 64
The Virginia Flaggers Memorial Battle Flag projects are made possible by financial support from across the Commonwealth and beyond. We currently have numerous additional Memorial Battle Flag projects in various stages of development, and a waiting list for flags that grows longer with each new attack on our history and heritage.
Aerial photo courtesy of Tredegar DroneWorks:

Post ceremony aerial video by Tredegar Drone Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4olE4vr15-o 

"For every flag removed, a thousand more will rise to take its place."
Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers


Va Flaggers: Confederate Air Force Takes Flight in the Capital of the Confederacy

Last week, a group known as "The Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality" announced that they would hold a press conference at the Jefferson Davis Monument in Richmond, on the opening day of the UCI Bike Races, easily the largest athletic event our city has ever hosted.  

“We want to tell the world that Richmonders do not support showcasing these monuments of Confederate military and political leaders during this world-famous sports event,” said Ana Edwards, who chairs the Defenders’ Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project. “At a time when cities across the South are removing these symbols of the oppression of Black people, it’s an embarrassment that our city, the former capital of the Confederacy, would choose to highlight these statues to a world audience.”

The Virginia Flaggers were asked  by the local media to give a response to this planned press conference and we issued the following statement:

“The Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality” is an extremist group who failed at their attempts to have the UCI bike races rerouted away from the Confederate Monuments that line Monument Avenue, where tourists from the Commonwealth, the United States, and around the globe visit just to view and admire the stately monuments and memorials to our Confederate Heroes.

This group, like so many others around the country is attempting to exploit an unrelated tragedy in South Carolina as an excuse to cast aspersion on our Confederate Veterans and force their lopsided, uneducated, politically correct view of history on all of Richmond’s citizens.  Recent polls have shown that the majority of the citizens of the Commonwealth, including the Governor, do not want to see any of our Veterans’ monuments or memorials disturbed or removed. 

This press conference is an obvious ploy to get publicity and disrupt the planned activities this weekend.  At a time when the citizens of Richmond should be uniting and putting our best foot forward to welcome so many to our great city, this group has decided to use the platform to further divide us and stir up trouble where none exists.

As the proud descendants of the Confederate soldiers who bravely fought to defend the Commonwealth, we will not sit by quietly and allow the attempted destruction of our history to continue.  The Va Flaggers have coordinated patrols of the city's monuments each night since June 26, when one of our folks surprised a vandal in the act of defacing the Jefferson Davis Monument.  Thanks to information they were able to provide, and evidence left at the scene, the perpetrator was subsequently arrested and convicted.

Since that time, over four dozen volunteers, including a father-son duo from Pennsylvania, and a couple who traveled all the way from Chicago, Illinois, have stepped up to serve as Monument Guards.  We will continue to patrol the monuments as long as there is any threat of vandalism, and are ready and willing to meet any and all calls for removal of these priceless treasures with the same fortitude, determination and perseverance shown by our ancestors some 150 years ago.   

Yesterday, about a dozen protesters gathered near the Jefferson Davis Monument.  
"Ana Edwards, chair of the Defender’s Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project, spoke first. She said that the Defenders had reached out to the UCI Richmond 2015’s four chairmen and additionally to the UCI International Committee in Europe, asking both to change the route. But her request was rejected.
“We are here today to tell the world that most Richmonders do not support showcasing these monuments to Confederate military and political leaders during this world famous sporting event,” Edwards said. (From WTVR 6 Report)

She went on to say that  the "shooting in Charleston indicates our work is not done"...called on Richmonders to "Honor black history, not Confederate shrines"...and insisted that "many are calling for removal of [statues]"

In planning our counter to this coming protest, and considering the bike races which would draw thousands to the area, we decided to hire a banner plane to carry our message.  Contrary to some reports in the media, we never had any intention of attending the "Defenders of Justice and Equality" Press conference (at least not on the ground)...and the suggestion that the possibility of our presence lead to additional police presence is laughable, considering we have been protesting in Richmond twice a week, for four years, without incident. 

Instead, and without us even having to be present,  a small plane with a huge Battle Flag and the message "CONFEDERATE HEROES MATTER" buzzed the protesters, race participants and spectators, and citizens in Richmond and surrounding counties.  

Almost as soon as the plane took off from a local airport, we started receiving phone calls, texts, and messages about sightings in New Kent, Hanover, Henrico, and Richmond.  Twitter and FB exploded with reports of a huge Confederate Flag in the air in Richmond...and about an hour into the flight, we got word that the pilot had transposed our message, and misspelled the word "HEROES".  

Despite the unfortunate "typo" on the part of the pilot, the banner plane was a phenomenal success, circling downtown for two hours with a huge Battle Flag and a message that was perfectly clear, seen by thousands (including those gathered to protest our monuments) and, judging from the firestorm created on social media, obviously served to cause quite a few Anti-Confederate haters' heads to explode on (visual) contact. 

The topic of conversation at the press conference, in the media, and on social media throughout the afternoon changed from removing monuments...to the appearance of the Confederate Air Force at the bike races in Richmond...


Meanwhile, across town, our folks were enjoying the day at the Field Day of the Past.  Our booth was busy all day, with hundreds of people stopping by to show their support and pick up Confederate flags, t-shirts, and stickers.  We gave away over 1,000 stickers in the first two days, and were thrilled with the attendance and positive response.

Huge crowds, beautiful weather, selling out of flags, and overwhelming support.

But this story is the highlight of the afternoon..

These two gentleman approached our table. They told us that they had both written reports on Karen and her defense of Confederate Heritage for a school assignment. They were thrilled to meet her in person, and we were honored to chat with them. Karen signed a copy of "Give This Book To A Yankee", a book  folks at Sea Raven Press, by which includes her forward, and we presented it to them.

The future of the South is in good hands with young men like these.

By the way...they both got A's.

We leave you with this brief video clip of the banner plane as it buzzed the press conference.  Might be the best 15 seconds you spend today.   :)

God bless all those who worked so hard to make yesterday such a HUGE Confederate success, those who helped fund the banner plane ...and GOD SAVE THE SOUTH! 


Va Flaggers: Texas Division, SCV Division Executive Committee Proclamation

The Va Flaggers were honored to receive word on Saturday that the Texas Division, SCV Division Executive Committee had, by unanimous vote of approval, issued the following proclamation:  

Texas Division, SCV, September 12, 2015  
Texas Division Resolution on the Virginia Flaggers

Whereas the Texas Division believes in aggressive defense of Southern heritage and the Confederate soldier, and

Whereas the Virginia Flaggers have represented the honor, integrity, decency, grace, and can-do spirit of the Confederate soldier, and

Whereas the leadership of the Virginia Flaggers has displayed a keen ability to bring the message of heritage defense directly to the masses, and

Whereas the Virginia Flaggers have raised awareness of the desire by some to destroy our Southern culture forever, and

Whereas the Virginia Flaggers have stepped into leadership in the Southern heritage movement and successfully fulfilled the Charge of General Stephen Dill Lee, and

Whereas the Virginia Flaggers have gained such success that they have become a true voice of leadership in the Southern heritage movement, and

Whereas the Virginia Flaggers represent the active principle in heritage defense and

Whereas the Virginia Flaggers serve as a positive, noble, and honorable role model for all those interested in defending Southern history and heritage, therefore, be it

Resolved that on this 12th day of September, in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 2015, that the Texas Division, SCV, does hereby affirm our support and admiration for the Virginia Flaggers and call upon all Southern Patriots, from across the Confederation, to fight for the survival of our sacred symbols and history, in the spirit of the Confederate soldiers of yesterday and the Virginia Flaggers of today.

We are humbled to be so recognized by the fine men of the Texas Division, SCV, grateful for their generous and faithful support, and inspired by the encouraging and kind sentiments offered in the proclamation.  

The Major Robert M. White Camp #1250, Temple, TX, presenting Susan with a personalized Gonzales flag during her visit to the Lone Star State, December, 2014.

God bless the men of the Texas Division, SCV...and God Save the South!

Va Flaggers