Virginia Flaggers Update: Chesterfield County CH&H Month by Susan Hathaway

Saturday, April 6th was a busy day for the Va Flaggers.  While many of our troops were in Richmond, greeting “Civil War and Emancipation Day” visitors, another group was in Chesterfield County, lending our support to the 13th Annual Chesterfield County Confederate History & Heritage Month Program.
The Va Flaggers were invited by the organizers to attend and forward the color on Route 10 (Iron Bridge Rd.), in order to attract passers-by and encourage them to stop and attend.  Four Flaggers were in attendance and we took our position near the event banner.  Iron Bridge Rd. is a busy thoroughfare, which widens to 6 lanes near the Old Courthouse, where the event was held.  The Va Flaggers were greeted with many honks, waves and thumbs up.
The event itself was very well organized and well attended.  After a memorial service, attendees browsed through displays by local SCV camps , UDC, Chapters, and re-enactment groups.  The Chesterfield Historical Society sponsored the event, and should be specially thanked for their efforts to honor Chesterfield County’s Confederate Heritage.  http://www.chesterfieldhistory.com/
The 2011 Chesterfield County Confederate History and Heritage Month Proclamation, which was decreed in perpetuity by county officials, was proudly displayed!
All in all a GREAT day in Chesterfield County and a great opportunity to educate the public about our Confederate ancestors and the flags they carried! 

Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers
Upcoming Events:
Sunday April 7th:  2:00 p.m. - Confederate Memorial Service, Riverview Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, (Sponsored by the Richmond-Stonewall Jackson Chapter #1705, UDC)

Wednesday, April 10th:  3:00 p.m. – Dusk, Flagging the VMFA

Saturday, April 13th  Noon - 4:00 p.m., Flagging the VMFA

Wednesday, April 17th:  Wakefield Ruritan Club, 65th Annual Shad Planking, 2:00 – 6:30 p.m., Wakefield Sportsman’s Club, 12205 Brittles Mill Rd, Wakefield, VA 23888, Tickets $25 each.  More info here… http://www.shadplanking.com/

Saturday, April 27th:   Susan will be traveling to Tampa, FL to represent the Va Flaggers and speak at the ceremony to raise the "World's Largest 3rd National Flag" by Gen. Jubal A. Early, Camp #556, SCV.   http://www.tampascv.org/3rd%20national.htm
Tuesday, April 30th:  7:00 p.m. at the Bedford County/City Museum on Main Street in Bedford, VA (across Court Street from the Bedford Court House)  Barry and Susan will travel to Bedford, Virginia to speak to the BEDFORD RIFLE GRAYS #1475, Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Saturday, May 4th:  10:30 a.m. - Commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of Lt. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Lying in State at the Old House Chamber, State Capitol, Richmond, VA.  (Sponsored by Va Div, SCV)

Saturday, May 11th:  11:00 a.m. - Annual J.E.B. Stuart Memorial Service at the Yellow Tavern Monument in Glen Allen, VA, (sponsored by the Richmond-Stonewall Jackson Chapter #1705, UDC)

Saturday, May 11th:  4:00 p.m. - Confederate Medal of Honor Memorial Service, Blanford Church on the grounds of Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg. (Sponsored by Robert E. Lee Camp #1589, SCV)

Saturday, June 8th:  Annual birthday ceremony for Jefferson F. Davis, at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.  (Sponsored by the Jefferson Davis Memorial Committee)

Saturday, June 29th:   10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Annual Point Lookout Pilgrimage, Confederate Memorial Park, Point Lookout, MD.

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