2014/04/11

Va Flaggers: Confederate Memorial Day Service-Oakwood Cemetery, May 10, 2014


"We are wont to make of history a chronicle of obvious effect and not of vital cause. We write of battles fought and not battles forced. We tell the story of our great sires’ deeds and leave untold the reasons for their acts. We measure in the common scales success by what we see achieved and not by what right though unachieved. We think a cause lost with a field and see no victor but a Grant at every Appomattox.
From such a narrow view as this, these bones cry out. The men interred about us here had died in vain if death had been defeat. They live because defeat meant victory!
What were those ideals consecrated at First Manassas, exalted at Chancellorsville, sealed and accepted at Appomattox? These ancient oaks whisper them; these gray coats attest them; these women who for fifty years have kept this sacred day bear witness to them; these children’s faces unwittingly reflect them:
That government is the choice of the governed, a sacred right that only tyranny can overrule;
That it is for the governed to change their government when its powers are misused;
That those who give may take again and shape to better use the creature of their hands;
That in defense of freedom, self may not be reckoned or sacrifice be counted;
That duty to righteous principle is duty to God!

Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman,
50th Oakwood Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony
May 10, 1916


SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014:   Revival of the Annual Confederate Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery
10:30 a.m. - Procession through the cemetery
11:00 a.m. - Memorial Service at the Confederate Monument

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Wayne Jones of North Augusta, SC will be our guest speaker. Wayne is best known for his extensive research and study on the Life and Times of Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart. An active SCV member, he currently serves as 5th Brigade Commander in the SC Division, and is a candidate for ANV Commander.

http://www.thegeneralandhislady.com/Home_Page.html

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Join us as we revive what was a grand tradition in Richmond and honor the thousands of Confederate dead who rest at Oakwood. We are looking for folks in period attire to participate in the procession through the cemetery. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Contact us at info@vaflaggers.com if you have any questions or would like to present a wreath on behalf of your organization.


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Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150
info@vaflaggers.com


UPCOMING EVENTS:
Saturday, April 12th:  Noon - 4:00 p.m, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard

Saturday, April 12th:  Susan and Karen 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 15th:  Susan 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.

Wednesday, April 16th:  66th Annual Shad Planking, Wakefield, VA.  The Va Flaggers will once again have a booth at the Shad Planking.  2:00 p.m. – 6:30, Rain or Shine.  More information: www.shadplanking.com

Thursday, April 17th:  3:00 p.m. - Dusk, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard

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

Saturday, May 10thConfederate Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery. Keynote Speaker Wayne Jones.   Procession through cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Service at 11:00 a.m.  All are invited to join the procession and/or attend the Memorial Service.  Details to follow.  

Sunday, May 11th: 3:00 p.m., Yellow Tavern, J.E.B. Stuart Memorial Service, Richmond-Stonewall Jackson Chapter #1705 UDC.
 
Thursday, May 22nd:  Susan 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.

Sunday, May 25th 2:00 p.m.  Susan will be speaking at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Warrenton Cemetery, presented by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Black Horse Chapter No. 9, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Black Horse Camp #780
Saturday, June 28th:  The Descendants of Point Lookout Annual Pilgrimage, 10:00 a.m. – Confederate Memorial Park, Point Lookout, MD.  Guest Speakers:  Rev. Fr. Alister Anderson and Susan Hathaway – More information here:  www.plpow.com
Sunday, July 6th:  1:30 p.m., Headstone and Iron Cross Dedication Ceremony for Patrick Noah Newton, Nelson Baptist Church, 1837 Nelson Church Rd, Nelson, Virginia https://www.facebook.com/events/1411845402398834/

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