"The confederate flag does not belong in that (exhibit), because the Confederacy never succeeded, nor did it reunify," said Waite Rawls, Executive Director of the Museum of the Confederacy. "The states took their own action."
"Appomattox is a metaphor for the reunification of the country," Rawls said. "To put the Confederate flag into that display would be a historical untruth."
Contact the Scallywag:
S. Waite Rawls III
President & CEO
Museum of the Confederacy
1201 E. Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23219
The Virginia Flaggers STRONGLY disagree.
MASS FLAGGING OF THE GRAND OPENING OF THE MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY - APPOMATTOX, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
On Saturday, March 31st, the Museum of the Confederacy will open its new site in Appomattox to much fanfare, pomp, and circumstance. There will be re-enactors, vendors, music, and a flag raising ceremony that includes the United States flag, and flags representing the states that sent troops to fight for the Confederacy. There is one thing, however, that will be missing from the grounds of the Museum. Incredibly, there will be NO Confederate flag flying. As descendants of Confederate soldiers who fought and died under her, we find that to be a direct insult to their honor and memory and will not sit idly by and allow this policy to go unchallenged.
The Virginia Flaggers will gather at the Museum, with flags, to stand in peaceful, yet forceful protest of this discriminatory action taken by the Museum of the Confederacy.
We invite all who are willing, to join us. Bring a sack lunch, rain gear, a lawn chair if needed, a Confederate flag, and a heart for standing up for those who can no longer do so.
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For more information, contact: VA Flagger
Rawls in his statement would have you believe, The Confederacy NEVER existed. If that be the case, does a Confederate Museum need him?... PoP