Friday, August 8, 2014

LEE Chapel Update 8/8/2014

Last Saturday, the Va Flaggers returned to the LEE Chapel on the campus of Washington & Lee, to forward the colors, protest the removal of Confederate Battle Flags from the chamber of the LEE Chapel, and talk with students, tourists, and residents about the desecration of Robert E. Lee's tomb by the Washington & Lee administration.

Support was OVERWHELMING and included representatives of a Va Beach W&L Alumni group, who promised support, and dozens of conversations with people who vowed to start contacting the university in opposition to the flag removal.  We distributed many fliers and talked to many individuals and groups.

This time, campus security allowed visitors to wear apparel with Confederate logos and even carry flags on Campus.  Unfortunately, what we found inside the Chapel was heart wrenching, as the evidence of the desecration and the scars left behind are devastating:

In the meantime, we have heard from hundreds of you who have been writing, calling, and emailing W&L officials and we know that they have been overwhelmed by the responses, and hoping they can "ride it out" until folks lose interest.

We aim to make sure that never happens.  We know of alumni groups who are pursuing the matter with W&L leadership, and also have information that several entities are preparing to file legal action against the university.  We are also encouraged to have heard from students who are willing and eager to join us when they return to campus.

The Va Flaggers will be back at Washington & LEE, TOMORROW, Saturday, August 9th, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. ... forwarding the colors, protesting the removal of the flags, and educating the public. We are looking for some local flaggers to take up the Cause in Lexington, and others across the Commonwealth who will step up in the weeks to come, as we prepare for the students' return to campus and upcoming home athletic events. 

Join us at the LEE Chapel tomorrow for more information, and watch for more updates next week with new information and calls to action.

Good article here, worth reading and sharing...

RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!

Barry Isenhour

Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150

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