Friday, October 5, 2018

Private Security Hired to Protect Monuments in Charlottesville, Richmond



Last  month, we announced that we were hiring private security to help guard the monuments in Charlottesville, Virginia, in light of the heightened threats after a violent mob removed the statue from the Silent Sam monument on the Campus of the University of North Carolina.  Your response to our request for assistance was overwhelming.  We raised enough money to not only cover security in Charlottesville for the 3-day labor day holiday, but we were also able to add private security to our Monuement Patrols in Richmond.  In addition, we were able to extend the coverage throughout the week in Charlottesville, and an additional weekend since then, when there was a specific threat.  

Our experience is that the monuments are targeted when the leftist haters do not get their way.  In anticipation of a Kavanaugh confirmation this weekend, we have hired security for this weekend in Charlottesville and are looking at adding some patrols in Richmond, as well.

The companies we hired received praise from the Richmond and State Capitol police, and the coordinated efforts between our Monument Guards, hired security, and State Capitol and Richmond police were very successful.  Monument Avenue residents have also offered their appreciation and thanked us for our efforts.  

We received an email from the security company we hired to protect Lee and Jackson in Charlottesville. Apparently a resident saw the security vehicle patrolling the night before, and called the company the next morning, wanting information on how they could get in touch with us to donate to help fund the extra security.

Just having a presence out there is sending a strong statement to the haters, elected officials, and private citizens who want to join the fight.

We offer our sincere thanks to all those who so generously gave toward the monument security fund.  We will continue to monitor the situations in Richmond and Charlottesville, and have additional, private security on call, ready to assist when needed.  

In the meantime, our RVA Monument Guards continue to patrol in the Capital of the Confederacy and we are always looking for new recruits to assist in the endeavor.  If you would like to help, please contact info@vaflaggers.com for more information.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Va Flaggers Hire Private Security to Help Protect Monuments in Charlottesville and Richmond



PRIVATE SECURITY HIRED FOR MONUMENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE AND RICHMOND THIS WEEKEND.

Earlier this week, we announced that we had contracted with private security to help protect the Lee & Jackson monuments in Charlottesville this weekend and asked for sponsors to help cover the costs.

The Neo-Marxists who were behind the riot and monument destruction at UNC have been linked to the monument destruction in Durham, and Antifa-led riots in Charlottesville. Their goal is to use their “success” in North Carolina to encourage and teach others to do the same across the South.

Because of their strong ties to Charlottesville, the move-in of UVA students this week, and the upcoming holiday weekend, we decided to provide extra security for the Charlottesville monuments this weekend.

We have no confidence in a City Council who made its disregard for the laws of the Commonwealth and its disrespect for our history and heritage perfectly clear when they voted to violate state law and attempt to remove the monuments. City Council members are on record as supporting those who organized the riots, violence, and destruction in North Carolina, and would no doubt welcome and encourage the same in Charlottesville.

We are not going to sit by and let that happen.

The response to our request was overwhelming. When we realized that this week was also move in for VCU in Richmond, and that there were many events planned by local radicals for the August 30 anniversary of Gabriel's Prosser's failed Rebellion, on top of the increased vandalism in the days since the violence at UNC that led to the destruction of the student memorial there, we decided to hire security for the Richmond monuments, as well.

It will also give our Monument Guards in Richmond a break this weekend, some of whom have been out overnight continuously for the past two weeks.

The private companies will supply experienced security guards to patrol the Lee & Jackson monuments in Charlottesville, and the dozen or so monuments we protect in Richmond. We have coordinated our plans with local law enforcement in both cities, and our Monument Guards will work in tandem with them in both locations. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Honoring Silent Sam - When Good Men Are Pushed Too Far

Over the weekend, you may have heard news reports that read something like “Protestor Waving Confederate Battle Flag Arrested After Assaulting UNC Counter Protestor ”.

As Paul Harvey would say, here’s the “rest of the story”…

Barry Brown woke up Saturday morning and decided to make his way to Chapel Hill, NC to lay flowers at the base of the Silent Sam memorial at UNC.  Since the violent riot a week ago in which radical students tore down the Silent Sam statue from its base, many citizens have made the same pilgrimage, leaving flowers at the base as a tribute to the 1,062 UNC students, faculty, and alumni who served in the War Between the States.

Upon arrival, he was met by a small, but vicious crowd of students, holding signs that read “Y’ALL AIN’T WELCOME “ and other hate-filled slogans.  They carried bull horns and were surrounding anyone who came in support of Silent Sam, invading their space and shouting obscenities in their faces.

These are some of the chants that were being shouted, and were captured on video…

“NO COPS, NO KLAN, WE GOT RID OF SILENT SAM”

“5-6-7-8 CONFEDERATE HISOTRY IS ALL ABOUT HATE”

“WHAT GOES UP, MUST COME DOWN, WE TORE YOUR F***’ING STATUE DOWN”

Determined to not be dissuaded by the aggressive mob of neo-marxists, Mr. Brown proceeded to venture through the crowd to place the floral tribute at the memorial.  His way was blocked continually, and as he tried to maneuver through, someone in the crowd grabbed his flag pole, while another student protestor, who had been blocking his path, attempted to snatch the floral tribute out of his hands, all while local law enforcement stood nearby, watching.

When the punk grabbed the flowers, Barry swung his (now free) right arm and landed a punch to his jaw.  Flowers retrieved, Barry quietly walked away with police officers as they stepped in to escort him away. 
During the process of arresting him for assault, the neo-marxists were able to snatch the flowers and made a show of destroying them.

Barry was charged and released and will have his first court appearance on Thursday.  The thugs who grabbed his flag and flowers were not charged.

Let me stop here for just a moment and state, without equivocation, that neither I, nor the Virginia Flaggers in any way condone violence of any sort, in any circumstance.  While this gentleman is not a member of our organization, we have stood with him before in Danville and Lexington and found him to be a good and decent man, and never saw him lose his temper or behave in any way other than that of a gentleman, standing for his heritage.

My point in relaying this story is to suggest that even good men, when pushed to limits of patience and frustrated by the rampant lawlessness and complete lack of decency and respect displayed by these violent mobs, are going to be compelled to strike back when an attempt is made to take something out of their hands or impede their attempt to pay respects at a memorial.  We all watched Monday night as the police stepped back and “monitored” the rioters while they tore down the Silent Sam statue right in front of them, without stopping them or even detaining a single one of the criminals after they violated state and federal laws.

There needs to be a clear message sent to University officials, law enforcement, and city leaders:  Get your children under control…or there will be more incidents like this one, where discipline is delivered at the hands of strangers, because it has never been applied at home, nor received from the University which they are privileged to attend. 
In the meantime, #Flowers4Sam is picking up steam…

These beautiful flowers were placed today in memory of Captain James J. Cherry, UNC class of 62, and captain of the Roanoke Minute Men, Co A, 14th NC.

Killed at Chancellorsville in 63.
Special thanks to Adjutant Jim Ward, B.Gen. W.W. Kirkland Camp SCV , Chapel Hill, for coordinating the ground logistics.

If you would like to arrange for a tribute to be placed, please contact Jim at jwredneck34@yahoo.com... and send us photos of the tribute so we can share and inspire others!
"God has not called us to be nice. Rather, he has called us to be good. Here’s the difference: nice people never confront evil. Good people do. Nice people are weak. Good people are strong."

#NeverForget #WeAreSilentSam

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Remembering Silent Sam Until He Is Restored - Citizens Leave Flowers As Remembrance

 
Some folks are wondering what they can do RIGHT NOW about Silent Sam. On top of contacting university officials, law enforcement, and elected officials, here’s something else ANYONE can do.
If you are in the vicinity, pick up a small bouquet of flowers or even a single stem and take it and leave it at the base. Yes, it may disappear soon, but so what? For however long it remains, it will be a reminder that there are those who still remember those 1800+ students and aren’t going to forget their courage and sacrifice, no matter what.
The statue may be gone temporarily but the monument remains, and is still a beautiful memorial in its own right.
I’ve been to this monument. It is easy to access from the sidewalk. PLEASE let’s get this going. Take a photo when you leave your flowers, and share it with us...and share this post to encourage others to do the same.
#WeAreSilentSam #NeverForget 


I made this post on social media yesterday and today I was delighted to get a message from our friends at ActbacNC that they were on their way to leave some flowers...
Many thanks to our friends at ActbacNC for laying flowers at the Silent Sam memorial today. ❤️  They told us that as they were leaving, they looked back and a young man was kneeling by flowers at the memorial with his head bowed, praying.  Let's continue to encourage those who are bullied and harassed into silence. . #IAmSilentSam #ShameOnUNC

We also want to share a WONDERFUL article from our friend Ben "Cooter" Jones, entitled "Silent Sam and Me".  We encourage you to read and share...  https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/silent-sam-and-me/ 

Giant Confederate Flag on I-64 Near Charlottesville Flying High As Flaggers Appeal Zoning Board Decision




Our guardians of the flag were busy over the weekend, switching out the flag at the Charlottesville I-64 Spirit of Defiance Memorial Battle Flag Site. While the 30’ x 50’ Flag was undergoing major repairs, a 20’ x 30’ was temporarily raised in its place. 

Today, the original 30’ x 50’ flag is back up and waving proudly. 

Many of you have asked about her, hearing the press reports that the flag was coming down. 

She’s not. 

Last  week our attorney filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari and Declaratory Judgment with the Circuit Court of Louisa County, after the Louisa County Board of Zoning Appeals narrowly voted to deny our appeal of the Louisa County Zoning Board’s determination that the flag violated their zoning laws. 

This is not our first rodeo. We did our homework and believe we should not be in violation, and have the evidence to prove it. We believe that Louisa County officials expected we would not go to the trouble and/or be able to afford the high cost of legal fees for these appeals. 

They have underestimated us. Thank you to each and every one whose generous support has helped us to be able to continue this fight. 

In the meantime, the flag will continue to fly, to the Glory of God, in honor and memory of our Confederate Dead, and as a reminder to Charlottesville City Council that we do not take their illegal and immoral attempts to tear down our war memorials lightly. 

To assist with our Interstate Battle Flags and ongoing Heritage Defense projects, please make checks payable to 
“The Virginia Flaggers” and mail to:
P.O. Box 547 Sandston VA 23150

Or contribute through PayPal, here:http://www.vaflaggers.com/i95flagdonate.html
 

A. P. Hill Memorial/Grave Site Vandalized in North Richmond

Just after midnight last night, Richmond Police discovered red paint splashed on the A.P. Hill memorial on Richmond's Northside. This memorial is also the general's final resting place.

Our monument guards, alerted that the Jefferson Davis monument on Monument Avenue was under specific threat, concentrated their efforts on Monument Avenue last night, and were joined by a heavy Richmond and State Police presence.

We can only assume that the vandals were forced away from Monument Avenue by the heavy presence and went looking for another target, less protected. There are dozens of Confederate monuments and memorials throughout the city.

CALL TO ACTION:

1) Please call the Richmond City Parks and Recreation and let urge them to get the memorial cleaned up as soon as possible. Remind them it is a grave site and deserves to be treated with care and respect. Please call (804) 646-5733 as soon as possible.

2) Volunteer to help! Our Monument Guards have been patrolling around the clock for the past several weeks, but with the violence and lawlessness in Chapel Hill over the weekend, we are going to need more help. Please contact info@vaflaggers.com if you can help.






Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Silent Sam: A Victim of Far Left Extremism, Radicalization, and Ignorance on America's College Camp

What happened at UNC Chapel Hill last night is sickening. This memorial stands in memory of the 1,800 UNC students that were called to service by their State, many of whom lost their lives never returned home to their families. UNC is noteworthy for providing more students to the war than any other university in America. The front of the monument actually depicts a student dropping his textbooks while looking up to a woman symbolizing North Carolina calling him to duty.

Yet the far left would have you believe this is an oppressive monument to white supremacy, as if it is somehow strange or unusual for people to build memorials in memory of their dead loved ones following the bloodiest war in American history.

This just goes to show the very real dangers of the growing far left extremism, radicalization, and ignorance on college campuses across the United States. It doesn't always just result in funny memes and viral videos, but often very serious violence and destruction. Historical artifacts and works of art like this made by famous sculptors in memory of the dead are priceless and irreplaceable, and once gone are gone forever.