Thursday, January 17, 2019

Attempts to Eliminate Lee-Jackson Day Fail in Virginia Legislature

Both bills introduced in the Virginia Legislature designed to eliminate the state Lee-Jackson Day Holiday have DIED in committee!
HB1984 was killed in committee today, 1/17/2019
YEAS--Lindsey, Turpin--2
NAYS--Leftwich, Landes, Adams, L.R., McGuire--4
(NAY vote kills the legislation)
SB1291 was killed in committee Monday, 1/14/2019
YEAS--Locke, Barker, Ebbin, Surovell, McPike--5
NAYS--Ruff, Vogel, Black, Reeves, DeSteph, Suetterlein, Dunnavant--7
(NAY vote kills the legislation)
Many thanks to all who reached out to your legislators concerning this very important issue!
We will continue to monitor the General Assembly for any other bills that may show up, and update you on HB2377, Charlottesville's attempt to remove our monument protection law, as soon as we have more information.
What a great day in the Commonwealth, coming on the eve of Lee-Jackson Day!

Happy Lee-Jackson Day, y'all!  

Monday, January 14, 2019

Silent Sam Remains Illegally Removed Under Cover of Darkness Hours After UNC Chancellor Resigns

Under the cover of darkness, and just a few hours after UNC Chancellor Carol Folt announced she would step down,  and ordered the removal of the remaining pedestal of the Silent Sam memorial, crews arrived on campus to begin the task, despite the fact that doing so is a direct violation of North Carolina State Law.

It took them less than 3 hours to load the base onto a flat bed and haul it away. 
Arriving on the scene shortly before the first section was lifted off, Gary Williamson and several of his men from ActBac NC decided they could no longer stand by and watch.

The men approached the crane and when Gary attempted to stop the removal, he was tackled by law enforcement and detained. He was arrested and charged, and, as of this writing, has been released.
Here is Chancellor Folt's resignation announcement:

The removal of the pedestal was a clear violation of state law.

Earlier today in Virginia, a judge ruled again that Charlottesville city councilors can be held individually liable in a lawsuit over votes to remove the Lee and Jackson monuments. We hope this is the case in Chapel Hill, too, so that Chancellor Folt and all those involved can be sued personally, as well as the University.

The removal of the base was a parting shot designed to win points with the petulant, spoiled, ignorant students and the leftist professors who inspired them.  As we have seen time and time again, this capitulation will not appease them, but will serve to embolden others by teaching them if they want something they only need to resort to violence, destruction of property and scream and yell loud and long enough to get exactly what they want, even if it is at the expense of the honor and memory of young men who left the University to march off to die in battle.

This new development, while heartbreaking for those of us who watched it unfold, only means that now instead of having to return Silent Sam to the pedestal, the university will have to return the pedestal AND the statue.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Virginia Flaggers Prepare to Return to Lexington for Lee-Jackson Day Commemorations

For the SEVENTH year, the Va Flaggers will gather in Lexington, Virginia for the Lee-Jackson holiday. Friday, January 18th is the Virginia State Holiday for Lee-Jackson Day, and Saturday, January 19th is officially recognized as Lee-Jackson Day in Lexington. The Virginia Flaggers will flag the town of Lexington for action taken by City Council to ban ALL flags from city light pole flag stands, rather than allow the flags of Lee and Jackson to fly for the week leading up to the State holiday, AND Washington and Lee University for actions taken by former President Ruscio to desecrate the LEE Chapel by removing battle flags from the Lee Mausoleum, their refusal to allow the SCV to hold a Memorial Service in the LEE Chapel, and actions by the current administration to rename buildings with Confederate connections and remove portraits of Lee and Jackson in uniform. 

Join us, as we "take it to the streets" to let the folks in Lexington and Washington & Lee University know that there are still many of us who honor Lee and Jackson and will not go away quietly.

We will flag all day Friday, participate in memorial service at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery and parade on Saturday, and flag Saturday afternoon/evening. We welcome all those interested in standing with us to attend Friday, Saturday, or both days.

Since the City Council of Lexington, Virginia voted to ban ALL flags (except the US, State and non-existent City flag) from flying on city light pole flag stands, rather than allow the flags of Lee and Jackson to fly for several days leading up to the Virginia State Lee-Jackson Holiday, the Virginia Flaggers have called for a FULL BOYCOTT of Lexington, Virginia. When we gather for the upcoming holiday and events, we ask that all participants make their arrangements for lodging, eating, and entertainment OUTSIDE of the town limits. This map provides an outline of the town boundaries. Please join us in making sure that the town that has turned its back on Lee and Jackson and its rich Confederate heritage, does not profit from what could have been a windfall of revenue to the struggling town. Honor Lee and Jackson...BOYCOTT LEXINGTON!
Lodging suggestions: all of these are outside of city limits, but just minutes away from downtown:
Super 8 Lexington
2.9 rating, 2-star hotel
Address: 1139 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450
Phone:(540) 463-7858
Wingate by Wyndham
4.2 rating, 3-star hotel
Address: 1100 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450
Phone:(540) 464-8100
Sleep Inn & Suites
4.2 rating, 2-star hotel
Address: 95 Maury River Rd, Lexington, VA 24450
Phone:(540) 463-6000
Best Western Plus Inn At Hunt Ridge
4.2 rating, 3-star hotel
Address: 25 Willow Springs Rd, Lexington, VA 24450
Phone:(540) 464-1500
Comfort Inn Virginia Horse Center
4.1 rating, 3-star hotel
Address: 62 Comfort Way, Lexington, VA 24450
Phone:(540) 463-7311
Motel 6
3.4 rating, 2-star hotel
Address: 65 Econo Ln, Lexington, VA 24450
Phone:(540) 463-7371
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lexington, VA
3.8 rating, 2-star hotel
Address: 875 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450
Phone:(540) 464-9000
Holiday Inn Express Lexington
4.0 rating, 2-star hotel
Address: 880 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450
Phone:(540) 463-7351
Best Western Lexington Inn
3.9 rating, 2-star hotel
Address: 850 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450
Phone:(540) 458-3020

Friday, December 21, 2018

30' x 50' Battle Flag Returns to Virginia's Largest Confederate Flag Site in Danville

Just in time for Holiday travelers! The Va Flaggers are thrilled to announce that a 30’x50’ Army of Tennessee Battle Flag is back up and flying on our 120’ pole at the Gen William Lewis Cabell Memorial Battle Flag site on the 29 Bypass in Danville, Va.

The flag has been repaired and replaces a 20’x30’ that flew in its place during the process.

Many thanks to Robert McDaniel and the 2nd Battalion, Company A, VA Mechanized Cavalry for sponsoring this flag site and taking care of the maintenance and flag repair/replacement, to
 each and every one of you who contacted us to inquire about the flag when the damage appeared, to those who asked about it while it was down, and  to all of you whose generous contributions make the repairs to existing flags and purchase of new ones for our 27 flag sites across the Commonwealth possible .

God bless you all and God save the South!
They took down one tiny Third National on the grounds of the Last Capitol of the Confederacy in Danville, Va, and now 16 massive Confederate flags have been raised in that town, including this Third National at one of the busiest intersections, now lit for glorious 24 hour viewing!
Many thanks to Tommy Goddard of Sky High Poles and his crew for all of their hard work and dedication to our Cause in Danville.
We have only just begun to fight...

All Glory to God.
All honor to the Confederate soldier.
It's not about us.

Is Now Really the Right Time to Raise Your Battle Flag...?

In a group whose purpose it is to save our monuments, I was just told that those of us who carry flags cause just as much damage to our Cause as the Black Lives Matter agitators.

*Deep breath, ...count to 10...

Folks. It's not about the flag. It's not about slavery. It's not about racism. It's not about the War Between the States.

It's about the leftist goal of eliminating every trace of our Godly heritage and making us forget there was a time when we stood up to tyranny. They started with the flag because it was an easy target and they knew our people would cave (see Nikki Haley) because they have conditioned us to keep our mouths shut. There is no appeasement. Compromise leads to more demands. Facts, truth, and reason do not matter. Education is useless for most of these people.

All that's left for us to do is stand, fight, and...with the same defiance of our ancestors...RAISE YOUR BATTLE FLAG!

We are looking forward to 2019 with renewed hope, strength, and determination.  We hope you will join us in the fight.

All glory to God.
All honor to the Confederate soldier.
It's not about us.

*Photo courtesy Judy Smith Photography

Monday, November 12, 2018

Veterans' Day Salute - Virginia's Last Surviving Confederate Veteran

On the day set aside to honor our veterans, the Virginia Flaggers pause to remember all those who have served in America's armed forces, with a special tribute to Virginia's own James Albert Spicer, the Commonwealth's last surviving Confederate Veteran.  

This picture was taken on Dec. 20, 1947 in the town of Orange, VA in a parade.  He was 103 years old!

He served in the 7th Virginia Infantry Company K,  Madison county grays.  One of our supporters has taken on the task of caring for his grave and sent us this photo of his recently cleaned headstone...

God bless the eternal memory of James Albert Spicer and all of the men who wore the grey and fought for Right.

This is why we do what we do.  So they are NEVER forgotten.  

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

It ain't about us.

Virginia Heritage Group Poised to Raise 29th Roadside Memorial Confederate Battle Flag

We are pleased to announce that we signed a lease with a landowner yesterday for our next flag site!  This will be our 29th flag site in the Commonwealth and we hope to have her up and flying before the end of the year.  Stay tuned for more information!

Meanwhile, across the state, we have updates on several existing flag sites.

Repairs are completed and the Chesapeake Expressway Jackson Greys Memorial Battle Flag is back up and flying! Many thanks to each of you who contacted us to inquire about the status... and to John Sharrett and the Stonewall Camp #380, SCV, for their assistance in replacing the rope at the site.

I-64 Charlottesville Spirit of Defiance Memorial Battle Flag Update:  In August, our attorney filed a Petition for Certiorari and Declaratory Judgement regarding the July 18, 2018 decision of the Board of Zoning Appeals of Louisa County.  As of this writing, a January date has been set for a hearing on pending motions filed by Louisa County.  We do not have a date yet for the full hearing.  We will offer more updates as they are available.  In the meantime, the flag is flying high and we installed new signage at the property...
Many thanks to all of our Guardians of the Flags across the Commonwealth, who have raised and lowered these massive flags ahead of several severe storms this fall, saving us wear and tear and thousands of dollars in replacements, as well as to each of our supporters who continue to give generously to keep these flags flying

God bless you all, and God Save the South!