Va Flaggers: Saturday, June 7th

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 7th, will be a busy one in the Capital of the Confederacy and the Va Flaggers would like to invite you to join us as we attend events to honor our President, pay tribute to one of the young victims of the Brown's Island explosion, and forward the colors on the Boulevard.
9:00 a.m.:  The 2014 Jefferson Davis Memorial Committee will conduct its annual birthday celebration on Hollywood Cemetery.  Keynote speaker will be Patrick Falci, portraying Confederate General A. P. Hill. Free programs, ribbons, ice water, rifle and cannon salutes, and ceremonial flags with certificates available as our fundraiser.  Free and open to the public.
11:30 a.m.:  Memorial Service and Gravestone Dedication in honor of Bridget M. Grimes "The Forgotten Victim of the Brown's Island Disaster"  Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1400 S. Randolph Street.  (See attached)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.:  FLAGGING THE VMFA:  Join the Virginia Flaggers as we forward the colors, protest the forced removal of Confederate Battle Flags from the Confederate Memorial Chapel by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and be a part of changing hearts and minds in the Capital of the Confederacy!

Photo:  Jeff Davis Day Flagging, 2012

Our protests are peaceful and largely educational.  While we remain firm in our position, and determined in our commitment to draw no quarter in the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, we recognize that as flag bearers, we have the obligation to represent our ancestors in a manner that would properly reflect their honor and dignity.  There is no belligerence, no bullying, no "waving flags in people's faces" or personal attacks (at least not on the part of the Flaggers).  What does take place are many conversations and opportunities to educate, a beautiful display of Confederate flags where they have been banned, and a constant reminder to VMFA officials  that there are still those of us, with the blood of our Confederate ancestors coursing through our veins, who will not sit back quietly and allow a Confederate Memorial to be desecrated. 
RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!

Photo of the new Fredericksburg I-95 Memorial Battle Flag, as seen from the Fredericksburg Auto Auction, and sent to us by a new and very enthusiastic supporter:

Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150

Saturday, June 7th1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Flagging the VMFA.  200 N. Boulevard, Richmond

Saturday, June 14th8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Chester I-95 Memorial Battle Flag Work Day:  Join us as we spend the day clearing and hauling away debris, trimming trees and vegetation, and cleaning up the flag site. We are asking for all able bodies to join us, and bring any equipment that may be helpful: Yard tools and tree trimming equipment, garbage bags, and vehicles to haul away debris. What better way to celebrate FLAG DAY in the Commonwealth! 

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/
Monday, July 28th6:30 p.m. Susan will be speaking at the July meeting of the Princess Anne Camp #484, SCV.  Gus & George's Spaghetti & Steak House, 4312 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Saturday, Nov. 1st Susan will be speaking at the 100th Anniversary celebration of the dedication of the Confederate Monument in Lebanon, VA. 

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