Monday, April 9, 2018

Hanover County School Board to Decide Fate of School Names and Mascots – Community Says Leave Them Alone

 
 In the months since we first alerted you of the attempt by a small group of agitators to change the name of Lee-Davis High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Hanover County, Virginia, much has transpired.

News of the possible name change spread quickly through Hanover County and the reaction by citizens was swift and decidedly AGAINST any changes.  As of this writing, the petition to change the names has 2349 signatures, and the petition to keep the names the same has almost 8,000 signatures.  You can access the petition here if you have not already signed it:

 https://www.change.org/p/keep-lee-davis-high-school-and-stonewall-jackson-middle-school-name-as-it-is

After several meetings where citizens spoke out overwhelmingly in favor of leaving the names of the schools and mascots alone, the county set up a survey to gather community feedback.

The results were overwhelming.  A clear majority of respondents said the board should keep the names of two schools named after Confederate leaders.

At its March 12 School Board meeting, the board, which has the power to change the names, was presented with the results of a survey conducted this year. A total of 76 percent of the 13,374 respondents said Stonewall Jackson Middle School and Lee-Davis High School should keep their names and mascots — the Rebels and Confederates, respectively.

Alumni of the two schools are the strongest supporters, according to the survey results, with 85 percent of Lee-Davis and Stonewall Jackson graduates saying the names shouldn’t change. Parents of students at the two schools also showed strong support, at 83 percent.

The majority of the school board members have indicated they will vote to keep the names.  “The community has spoken to us – very loud and very clear,” said John Axselle III, who represents the county’s Beaverdam District and a proponent of the names.  Only two members have come out to say they would like to see the names change.  Even so, the school board did not act to silence the agitators, but put the matter off until its April meeting, and we all know that the wishes of the majority have been often ignored.  We need to make sure that we do not take anything for granted.  The meeting is tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 10th.

CALL TO ACTION:

1)  Please take a moment to contact each and every school board member before Tuesday afternoon.Thank them for seeking community input. Ask them to respect the wishes of the community and leave the names of both schools AND the mascots as is. Request that they address the issue tomorrow night and finalize the matter once and for all to end the division and unnecessary distraction in our community and our classrooms.(See contact info below)

2)  Make plans to attend the School Board meeting tomorrow night.If you would like to sign up to speak, please contact Kate Brown @ 804-365-5402.  The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m., 200 Berkley Street, Ashland, Va 23005.  We need to pack the room in support of keeping the names.
HANOVER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CONTACT INFO:

Susan (Sue) P. Dibble, South Anna District - Board Chair
Phone: 752-6866; e-mail: SB-sdibble@hcps.us

Roger S. Bourassa, Mechanicsville District
- Vice Chair
Phone: 559-8113; e-mail: SB-rbourassa@hcps.us

Marla G. Coleman, Henry District
Phone: 746-2650; e-mail: SB-mcoleman@hcps.us

Ola Hawkins, Ashland District
Phone: 357-3743; e-mail: SB-ohawkins@hcps.us

Norman K. Sulser, Cold Harbor District
Phone: 746-0331; e-mail: SB-nsulser@hcps.us

John F. Axselle III, Beaverdam District
Phone: 798-7782; e-mail: SB-jaxselle@hcps.us

Robert L. Hundley, Jr., Chickahominy District
Work: 550-9222
Home: 730-3415; e-mail: SB-rhundley@hcps.us
 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Confederate Memorial Day Service Planned for Oakwood Cemetery - Richmond


Confederate Memorial Day Service, Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, Saturday, May 12th, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

In 2014, the Virginia Flaggers revived a grand tradition of holding a Confederate Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond. This year, we are once again holding a ceremony, and invite all to attend.
 
We are pleased to announce that Sgt. Major James S. Haymes, Jr. will bring the keynote address! Sgt. Major Haymes served the museum formerly known as the Museum of the Confederacy from May 2000 to September, 2016 as White House Tour Guide, Education Specialist, and Manager of Museum Operations.
The service will also include a processional through the cemetery, music by Pipe Major David Hinton, Color Guard provided by the Edmund Ruffin Fire-Eaters Camp #3000,  Honor Guard by the Captain William Latane Camp #1690, other special guests, and a wreath laying ceremony.
Attendees in period attire wishing to participate in the processional through the cemetery, please arrive by 10:30 a.m.

FREE to the public, free parking, all are welcome.  Handicapped parking will be available, and the service will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.

Email info@vaflaggers.com to sign up to bring greetings from your organization and/or lay a wreath.


PLEASE forward this email to anyone who may be interested in attending, and help spread the word.

 
Join us...LEST WE FORGET!

  






Saturday, March 31, 2018

SPIRIT OF DEFIANCE: MASSIVE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG RAISED ON I-64 in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA



Earlier today, in a small, private ceremony, the Va Flaggers hoisted a 30’ x 50’ Confederate Battle Flag on a 120’ pole on property leased on Interstate 64 just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Charlottesville I-64 Spirit of Defiance Memorial Battle Flag was dedicated to the glory of God, and will fly in honor and memory of all Confederate soldiers, and specifically to remember Private Richard Willis Proffitt, 1st Battalion, Virginia Reserves, 57th Virginia Infantry, whose grave lies just a few yards from the new flag.  In a ceremony just before the flag raising and dedication, a Confederate Cross of Honor was installed and dedicated at the grave site.

 
The preservation of liberty and freedom guaranteed by our forefathers and embodied in the US Constitution of 1788, motivated these men to leave their loved ones and take up arms, and driven by duty and honor, they answered the call to defend their State from invasion. Their noble attributes are the underpinning of our republican society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built. These citizen-soldiers of all races, creeds, and faiths, who fought for the Confederacy, personified the best qualities of America.

As the sons and daughters of these gallant men, The Virginia Flaggers, along with the numerous benefactors and supporters of this flag, believe that it is our "...duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations." (Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee, CSA)  It is our prayer that this flag will serve as a call for all Southerners to rise up, rally to our standard, and join the fight to defend our history and heritage, the honor of the Confederate soldier, the flags they fought and died beneath, and the monuments and memorials erected in their memory.

The Charlottesville I-64 Spirit of Defiance Memorial Battle Flag is the 27th memorial battle flag raised on major interstates and roadways across the Commonwealth by the Virginia Flaggers since the fall of 2013.  We received the offer of land and began work on the project shortly after Charlottesville City Council, led by disgraced City Councilman Wes Bellamy and Former City Councilman Kristen Szakos, voted to violate state law and attempt to tear down the magnificent Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson equestrian memorials in Lee and Jackson Parks in the city.

Over a year later, we are pleased to report that the monuments still stand, and are now joined by the first roadside Memorial Battle Flag in the Charlottesville area.
She will fly as a 24/7 reminder that the same spirit of defiance that drove our ancestors to take up arms in 1776 and 1861 is alive and well in us today and will not allow us to remain silent or sit idly by as our ancestors are the subjects of false narratives and lies by those who, driven by ignorance and hate, seek to destroy our history and heritage.

 
   

The Virginia Flaggers would like to thank all of those whose generous support made this project possible, with special appreciation to Sky High Poles (Danville, Va) and Dixiana Steel (Columbia, SC) for their assistance with the installation.

All glory to God.  All honor to the Confederate Soldier.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

"Southern Avenger" Convicted, Sentenced to Jail Time for Charlottesville Tarp Removals



Richmond man accused of removing the illegal tarps placed over the Lee and Jackson monuments in Charlottesville convicted and sentenced to jail time. 

On Monday, Christopher James Wayne of Richmond was found guilty of trespassing and destruction of property valued at less than $1,000 on Feb. 16 and of trespassing on Feb. 23. The judge dismissed a charge of trespassing on Feb. 7.

The tarps were removed a dozen times since they were illegally placed by Charlottesville City Council, who used the death of a protestor last August as an excuse to cover the memorials after their plans to remove them were halted in court.  The final tarp removal by citizens occurred the same morning that a Charlottesville Circuit Court judge ruled  that the tarps must be removed.

For these three misdemeanor charges, Wayne was ordered to serve five months in jail. He also was ordered to pay $445, the cost of the tarp that he took down.
“I am appalled at the way people uphold justice and law here,” Wayne said in court Monday. He added that he was defending the statues as war monuments for the sake of fellow veterans.
In taking the unusual step of assigning jail time for misdemeanor charges, Judge Joseph Sirks claimed he was emphasizing the importance of following the legal process and appealing city decisions through the courts.
“We are in an age where someone takes action into their own hands and then everyone becomes a copycat,” Sirks said as he delivered his decision. “That doesn’t work in a system of the law.”

So...jail time for misdemeanor trespassing...in a PUBLIC park...to remove ILLEGAL tarps...and damaging a $400 plastic tarp...

...While vandals in Durham, NC who are caught on film destroying a monument with an estimated $120,000 replacement cost...have all charges dismissed.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/20/all-charges-dropped-in-case-toppled-confederate-monument.html


Charlottesville prosecutors did not even try to hide the fact that the prosecution and sentencing was "political" for the city, even mentioning the fact in court.  Anyone who has ever visited Lee or Jackson Parks in Charlottesville knows that both are havens for Charlottesvile's homeless population who are regularly removed for trespassing without receiving jail time.

In addition, the monuments have been desecrated numerous times in recent months, with no one ever charged for trespassing or damage caused.

Apparently, removing illegal tarps from protected war memorials is a serious threat to public safety and welfare in Charlottesville.

Mr. Wayne plans to appeal the conviction.  When asked if he had any regrets, his response was swift and certain.  "My only regret is that I didn't start snatching tarps sooner."

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Washington & Lee "Diversity Gala" Features Mock Gay Wedding of Robert E Lee & George Washington


So, the same university that ripped period correct Memorial battle flags from Robert E Lee’s mausoleum in Lee Chapel to avoid "offending" anyone, is promoting THIS for the LGBT “Equality Gala” at Washington & Lee University this Saturday.

The tasteless flyer includes silhouettes of Robert E. Lee and George Washington "kissing" and can be found displayed throughout campus. Students are invited to "join in the celebration of George and Bob's wedding".

This is beyond disgraceful and an insult to the memory of both men... and is what happens when you give your institute of higher learning over to Godless liberals.

Are YOU mad enough yet?

The contact information on the flier is that of Rallie Snowden.  She is also active in anti-Confederate activism in Lexington and is a leader of the "CARE" group that fought to displace the SCV on Lee-Jackson Day.  Her W&L bio is here... 
https://www.wlu.edu/student-life/health-and-safety/student-health-and-counseling/university-counseling/meet-the-staff/profile?ID=x7352 

She is employed as a COUNSELOR at the university.

If you would like to contact the university to express your outrage and disgust that such disrespect is tolerated and supported, see contact information below:

President Will Dudley
  • Office of the President:
    Washington Hall, 2nd Floor
    president@wlu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    204 West Washington Street
    Washington and Lee University
    Lexington, Virginia 24450
    (540) 458-8700
  •  
  • Secretary of the University:
    James D. Farrar, Jr.
    203 Washington Hall
    (540) 458-8465
    jdfarrar@wlu.edu
  • Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees:
    Katherine Brinkley
    202 Washington Hall
    (540) 458-8417
    kbrinkley@wlu.edu

Wednesday, February 28, 2018



Victorious sunrise! The tarps are down... for good this time! In a move that caught us by surprise, city workers removed both tarps at 6:00 am this morning, before the official order could be written or the 15 day countdown begun! Lee and Jackson ride again!





We have had several inquires about the ongoing boycott, wondering if it would be lifted now that the tarps have been removed. 

Yes, the tarps are down, but only because of an order by a judge. Wes Bellamy and City Council are STILL trying to remove the monuments and STILL siding with the leftist extremists and promoting their false narrative of tying our memorials to “white supremacy” and “racism”.

The boycott has been very effective and is still VERY MUCH in place! By all means, go see the monuments, newly unveiled, but do not spend a dime in the city of Charlottesville.


We are savoring this victory in battle, but by no means sitting back and assuming the war is over.  The anarchists in Charlottesville have made it very clear that they plan on taking matters into their own hands if the judge did not rule their way and we are lining up patrols to keep an eye on the memorials. 

Please contact us at info@vaflaggers.com if you would like to volunteer to assist in this endeavor.

Good article here to read and share:
https://therepublicanstandard.com/victory-judge-rules-tarps-charlottesville-lee-park/ 
 

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Illegal Tarp Removed Again On the Eve of Expected Ruling

#BREAKINGNEWS 
Lee rides again!  On the eve of the scheduled ruling tomorrow regarding the illegal tarps in Charlottesville, the tarp covering General Robert E Lee in LEE Park was removed overnight for the 7th time this month  
Judge Moore will rule on the tarps during the next Hearing, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. in Charlottesville Circuit Court: 315 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902.
We look forward to a favorable decision, ordering the removal of these illegal tarps once and for all.
God bless Robert E Lee. 
God bless the Southern Avengers. 

All glory to God. All honor to the Confederate soldier. 

#TarpWars
#LeeRidesAgain
#BoycottCville
#SouthernAvenger
#winning

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