Thursday, June 30, 2016

Virginia Flaggers Introduce Newest Weapon in Flagger Arsenal

On the Boulevard today, the Va Flaggers gathered for our weeknight flagging, and for the introduction of the newest weapon in our arsenal....


This vehicle was a news station weather satellite truck in its former life.

Over the past several months, it has undergone a transformation, and has been outfitted to extend a 70' pole and fly a 10x15 flag!

There is still body, paint and detail work to be completed, but we wanted to give her a test run, and the results exceeded our wildest expectations.

This is a photo from the Boulevard, several blocks from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts:

The possibilities are endless and we are excited about the opportunity to take flagging to new heights in our fight to RETURN the flags...and RESTORE the honor.

We had a meeting last night after flagging, and with the restaurant owner's permission, raised the flag behind the restaurant.  Everyone got the chance to see the mechanics of the truck, and cars kept pulling in the parking lot to find the flag.  This was the view from Krispy Kreme Donuts on Broad Street, a few blocks away...

Have we mentioned...that flagging is FUN?!?!

RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!

Va Flaggers

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


On Saturday, June 18, the Va Flaggers were forwarding the colors on the sidewalk outside of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (#VMFA) on a warm, but beautiful afternoon. The afternoon had been a fairly quiet one with some great conversations and more positive responses than negative ones.
That all changed when a young woman walked by several Flaggers who were seated in chairs due to physical disabilities. The woman suddenly turned to one female Flagger and proceeded to throw the entire contents of a beverage can she was carrying directly in the face of the female Flagger who was seated quietly on the edge of the sidewalk.

The woman who was assaulted immediately got up and began to follow the assailant, while dialing 911, and VMFA security, having watched the incident on their security monitors as it occurred rushed out to assist.

Flaggers followed the assailant into the VMFA and pointed her out to VMFA security, who detained her until Richmond Police officers arrived.
They listened as the officers explained to the assailant that in this country, disagreeing with someone does not give one the right to assault them. The officers then explained to the victim that it was up to her as to whether charges would be pressed, to which the Flagger responded "charge her with the most serious applicable crime."

The victim went on to explain that the young woman was very fortunate that she was on the sidewalk today representing a Cause much bigger than any individual, which led her to exercise such extreme restraint. Had this happened to her individually, and had she not been representing the Va Flaggers, our ancestors, and the flags they fought and died beneath, the assailant would likely be taking a ride in an ambulance instead of a police car.

The woman was charged with assault and will have her first court appearance next week.

The Va Flaggers wish to thank the Richmond Police Department for their quick response and assistance in handling this matter.

e same day of the arrest at the VMFA, a warrant was served on our resident Social Justice Warrior/protestor Kristopher Goad, AKA "Goad Gatsby" for an incident which occurred the evening of the Trump Rally in Richmond.

Walking down the sidewalk after leaving the Trump rally early, one of our Flaggers came upon a group of Anti-Trump protestors marching down the street, screaming obscenities, and began to video them, when he noticed that Mr. Goad was among the group.  When he approached him, "Toad" (as we affectionately nicknamed him) became unhinged and began screaming profanities directed at him personally, and inciting the mob to attack him.  The Richmond Police immediately intervened, but not before Toad had violated several laws....on film.   You can watch the video here...
**Warning:  Graphic profanity**

That weekend, a warrant was sworn out for misdemeanor curse and abuse, and was served the same day as the incident at the VMFA mentioned above.  Mr. Goad is scheduled to be arraigned in Richmond tomorrow.

We will be in court to do everything in our power to see that justice is served in both of these cases, and send a strong message that while we will not be "goaded" (no pun intended) into reacting in kind to these attempts to incite, we are not going to tolerate these kinds of violent attacks on our Flaggers, and that every attempt to intimidate us only strengthens our resolve.

We cannot offer enough praise to both of the Flaggers involved in these incidents, who kept their cool, contacted law enforcement, collected crucial evidence, followed through to make sure charges were filed and that the assailants will prosecuted, all in the same spirit and determination of the men we represent. 

RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!

Va Flaggers

Monday, June 27, 2016

Commentary on BREXIT and Freedom

We received the following commentary from a supporter, and are sharing, with his permission...

We are living in a truly revolutionary time.

Despite all efforts by the MSM, by virtually all other establishment powers, and by all the Armageddon types, Great Britain and the UK have walked back their marriage to the EU. This is the peaceful version of what the South tried to accomplish in 1861.  We were denied our wish for self-government, first expressed in Magna Carta, and the results have been nothing short of catastrophic for the entire world ever since.

Proponents of collectivists government would scorn me, but so what?

Government with the consent of the governed took a giant step forward in BREXIT.  May lady liberty take many more steps, and not wait too long.

Lastly, as Jackie Gleason used to say, "How sweet it is!"  The BREXIT vote, 150 years later and on a global scale, vindicated Jefferson Davis when he said, €œI am quite sure that the issues for which we contend will reassert themselves in future generations.  The efforts to suppress this vindication are seen all around us, from the denigration of southerners, to the disregard for our traditions, our monuments, and especially in the vitriolic attacks on the Confederate Battle Flag and its praiseworthy supporters, the Virginia Flaggers.

BREXIT blows it all out of the water!

This is not the end of the conflict, but it may be the end of the beginning which started at Runny Meade, stepped forward at Yorktown, was temporarily crushed at Appomattox, but has now gathered up its skirts once again and stood tall at BREXIT.

I cannot believe (yes I really can!) that the headlines on our papers are not as bold as they were in declaring VE and VJ Days.

Jack Turner, Beaverdam
"It's a vindication of 1,000 years of British democracy," commuter Jonathan Campbell James declared at the train station in Richmond, southwest London. "From Magna Carta all the way through to now we've had a slow evolution of democracy, and this vote has vindicated the maturity and depth of the democracy in our country."

"A lot of people's grievances are coming out and we have got to start listening to them," said deputy Labour Party leader John McDonnell.

Indeed, the vote constituted a rebellion against the political, economic and social Establishment. All manner of groups -- CEOs, scientists, soldiers -- had written open letters warning of the consequences of an exit. Farage called the result "a victory for ordinary people against the big banks, big business and big politics."

 Va Flaggers

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Developments in Danville

We received word yesterday that the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that it will not hear the appeal of a Danville judge's decision that upheld City Council's removal of the Third National Confederate flag from a monument on the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion.

A petition for re-appeal will be filed and we remain hopeful that one judge will see the validity of the case and the petition will be granted.

This is a minor setback, to be sure, but this fight is far from over. Justice will prevail and the flag will return. In the meantime, we are having all kinds of fun beautifying the landscape in Danville with Battle Flags!

Thanks to a generous gift from one of our supporters, we recently purchased SIX new custom-made Army of Northern Virginia Battle Flags!

We are proud to announce that the Danville flag crew has just raised the first 20x20 of these new flags at the Danville 58 bypass site, after completing some upgrades at the site, which included added security and the installation of lighting.

The Va Flaggers wish to thank all who made this possible, especially our special donor who helped provide the flag, and the flag crew in Danville who have worked so hard to install and maintain the 15 new flags that have been raised since the Danville City Council voted to remove one tiny Third National from the Confederate Monument on the grounds of the Last Capital of the Confederacy last August.

Stay tuned...more projects in the works...we have only just begun to fight!

Meanwhile, the Heritage Preservation Association (HPA) is in its fourth month of flagging the Last Capital.  Support is growing each week, and the HPA invites you to join them THIS Saturday, at 10:00 a.m, as they forward the colors in at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.


Virginia Flaggers

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Happy Saturday Story

Four years and seven months after we began flagging the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), the Va Flaggers are still on the front lines twice every week, protesting the forced removal of Confederate flags from the portico of the Confederate Memorial Chapel, forwarding the colors, and changing hearts and minds. It has been a while since we brought you an update, and we thought we would share a story from this past Saturday.

We had a dozen Flaggers out on the Boulevard and the good weather meant heavy traffic and plenty of conversations, including this lady, who came by wanting a history of the battle flag.

We had a great conversation and she left with "ammo" (that's what we call the literature we distribute) including Rev. Weaver's "Truth about the Confederate Battle Flag" CD, and was very appreciative. We suggested she visit the UDC for more information, since the HQ was open to the public that day. Imagine our surprise when she came back by some time later and we learned that she actually went the extra mile and followed our suggestion to go the UDC. She found Teresa Roane there, had a great follow-up conversation with her, and seemed really excited to learn more!

This is just one example of the many opportunities we have to share the truth about the Confederate Veterans who lived and died on the grounds of the Old Soldiers' Home, and the flags under which they fought, each and every time we forward the colors on the Boulevard.

We also wanted to share this great comment , which was posted the FaceBook page post from flagging the VMFA on Saturday, by a resident of the museum district. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. :)

"I live across the street and have been stuck at home sick for three days. At first I was angry because people kept honking their horns--until I realized that they were honking in support of the Flag! Long may it wave! (And for that guy whose car horn plays Dixie--you rule!!!) "

God bless those willing to open their hearts and minds to truth and reason, and God bless the Flaggers who forward the colors and provide the opportunity.

RETURN the flags! RESTORE the honor!

Barry Isenhour 

Va Flaggers