Va Flaggers Report from the Front Lines: Lexington, VA

Va Flaggers Report from the Front Lines: Lexington, VA, July 26, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

“This unscheduled closing is based on concerns for the safety of the facility and its staff on the day that the Sons of Confederate Veterans have scheduled a rally in Lexington." - Washington & LEE University

Just thought we would share a photo of the sign on the door of the Lee Chapel...along with one of the "very scary" rally participants that Washington and Lee claimed would be a threat to the "safety of the facility and its staff."

SERIOUSLY, Washington & Lee?

RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!

Grayson Jennings
Va Flaggers

P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150

1 comment:

  1. Theodore Roosevelt declared Robert E. Lee to be: “the very greatest of all the great captains that the English-speaking peoples have brought forth.”
    General Lee was an inspiring leader, even when he formed his last battle line in defense of the Voluntary Union of Independent States on April 6, 1865, at Sayler’s Creek.
    The flooded forks had trapped a third of Lee’s Army, nevertheless, many men swam the creek to avoid capture.
    Biographer, Douglas Southall Freeman recounts the moment:
    “General Lee came to the elevation overlooking Sayler’s Creek: streaming out of the bottom and up the ridge toward him were teamsters without wagons, soldiers without guns, and shattered regiments without officers!"
    “Lee spurred his horse forward to rally the men. From the hand of some color-bearer, General Lee took a Confederate Battle Flag and held it aloft."
    “There on Traveller he sat, the red folds of bunting flapping about him, the soldiers in front of him and, recognizing Lee, they began to flock around him, as if to find shelter in his calm presence."
    “For all of them, Lee had encouragement. ‘It’s General Lee,’ the soldiers shouted. ‘Where’s the man who won’t follow Uncle Robert?’ ”