Va Flaggers Update: 1-28-2014

Funeral Arrangements for Va Flagger, Sgt. Cliff Troutman are complete.

The family will receive visitors at Bliley's Funeral Home, 6900 Hull Streets Road, Richmond, VA 23224, Thursday, January 30, 2013 from 6:00-8:00pm Funeral. Memorial Service - Friday, Jan
uary 31, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the Chapel at Bliley's . Interment 2:00 p.m. at Virginia, Veterans' Cemetery in Amelia, with full military honors.

Anyone wishing to participate in a Confederate Color Guard at the interment, please contact Susan Hathaway.


Earlier this month, I met with the Campbell Guards, Camp #2117, SCV in Lynch Station, Virginia.  I had a great time meeting some of the fine folks who came out, and speaking with them about the Va Flaggers, and heritage defense in Virginia. 

I was thrilled to see many of these folks in Lexington, joining the Flaggers in honoring Lee & Jackson, and standing with us to protest the City Council's discriminatory flag ban. 

Many thanks to the men of the Campbell Guards and their guests for the warm welcome, hospitality, and generous support of the Va Flaggers!

Speaking of Lexington...

First time Flagger Keith H. takes a moment to share his impressions after spending two days with the Virginia Flaggers in Lexington...

"Thanks Susan, I have already described the events at VMI as once in a lifetime spiritual experience. I want to describe a couple more observations, being a first time Flagger.

First is how polite and inviting all the Flaggers were. Everyone made sure I was introduced to any one I didn't know. Believe me, that's rare these days. I felt at home.

2nd is I felt something different with this group. Having been associated with similar groups in the past I see this one is out to make a difference and doing it in the right way. It's different when a family sees 75 citizens that look as normal as them, only they carry the flag, than it is when they see re-enactors. Dont get me wrong. They do great work and are keepers of the flame, but when they see citizens protesting a wrong it makes a different kind of impression. AS in hey, this is going on now, and these people are taking a stand now, not 150 years ago.

Last thing I will never forget are the citizens along the parade route...they were with us!  I can't count how many thank you's and atta boys I heard, many  from women and children! Oh and last was singing Dixie with the Keydets and the rebel yell I know sounded exactly like it would have in 1861. Chills up my arms down my spine. Was truly a spiritual moment."

Keith H.
Hardy, Virginia

Keith was one of many first-time Flaggers who joined us in Lexington.  The turnout was almost twice that of last year and was successful beyond our expectations!

Thank you, Keith for sharing this with us, and many thanks to all who joined us over the two days to forward the colors in the City of Lee & Jackson. 

More reports coming soon...

Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150

Va Flaggers Upcoming Events:

Thursday, January 30th
3:00 p.m. - Dusk, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond VA

Friday, January 31st:  12:00 p.m. - Memorial Service for Va Flagger, Sgt. Cliff Troutman, Bliley's Funeral Home, 6900 Hull Street Rd.,  Interment 2:00 p.m., Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia, VA

Saturday, February 1stNoon - 4:00 p.m. - Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond VA
Saturday, February 1st, 2014:  Susan will travel to Statesboro, GA to speak at the Lee-Jackson Banquet, held by the Ogeechee Rifles, Camp #941, SCV.  RJ's Restaurant, 454 South Main St. (US 301 S.) @ 6 pm for the meal, preliminaries @ 7 pm and the program immediately following.  Seating limited to 125.  Ticket information forthcoming at a later date.
Thursday, February 13th, 2014:  Susan will be speaking at the February meeting of the Armistead-Hill-Goode, Camp #749 SCV,  Lois's Kitchen on Hwy 92, Chase City, VA at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014:  Susan will be speaking at the February meeting of the Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy Camp #2141, SCV, Fredericksburg, VA.  4:00 p.m., Perkins Restaurant, 10 Simpson Rd.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014:  Susan will be speaking at the March meeting of the R.E Lee Camp #1589, SCV.   Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant, 2401 Colony Crossing Place, Midlothian, VA 23112. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. and meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014Susan will be traveling to Columbia, SC to speak at the March meeting of the Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp #273, SCV, Columbia SC. Seawell’s Banquet Hall, 1125 Rosewood DR. Dinner at 6:00, Meeting at 7:00.
Tuesday, March 25thSusan will be speaking at the March meeting of the Stonewall Camp #380, SCV.  Lillian's Seafood Restaurant, 1312 Geo. Washington Hwy N., Chesapeake, Virginia, 6:30 p.m.  www.stonewallcamp380.com
Saturday, April 12th:  Susan will be traveling to Stone Mountain, Georgia to attend the Annual Confederate Day Memorial Service.
Monday, April 14th:  Susan will be the guest speaker at the April meeting of the Lt. James T. Woodward Camp #1399, Warner Robins, Georgia. Sonny's BBQ, 811 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, GA. Supper at 6:00, meeting at 7:00.
Tuesday, April 15thSusan will be speaking at the W. F. Jenkins Camp #690, Eatonton, Georgia.  Location:  Bledsoe-Greene House, located at 105 West Sumter St., Eatonton, Georgia.  Dinner at 6:30, meeting at 7:00 p.m.
April 19, 2014, 2014:  Susan will be traveling to Quincy, FL to speak at the Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Soldier's Cemetery, sponsored by the Finley's Brigade, SCV.

Saturday, April 26th, 2014: Susan will be speaking at the Delaware Confederate Memorial Ceremony, Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, Delaware, Time: 11AM - 2PM

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