Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Alabama Governor Signs Historic Legislation to Protect Confederate Monuments and Memorials



Earlier this evening, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed SB 60 INTO LAW!

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2017/05/gov_kay_ivey_signs_bill_protec.html

Thanks to all of you who contacted the Governor's office, and a special thanks to all those who had a part in making this possible.  Please take a moment and contact Governor Ivey and THANK HER for her courageous leadership in signing this historic legislation.

http://governor.alabama.gov/contact

Alabama now joins Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina in states with active legislation to protect our monuments and memorials.

The destruction of historic memorials in New Orleans by Mayor Mitch Landrieu over the past few weeks has seemingly awakened a sleeping giant and spurred citizens across the country to stand up and fight back, and likely helped to facilitate the last minute passage of this bill in the Alabama legislature.

Poll after poll shows that citizens are overwhelmingly against the destruction of historic monuments and memorials.  The disturbing images from New Orleans, the increasing violence on the part of the monument haters, and the seemingly non-stop attempts to divide and disrupt our communities with divisive rhetoric and false narratives have helped fuel a growing pushback by American citizens.

Congratulations!  God bless the good folks of Alabama...and GOD SAVE THE SOUTH!



Friday, May 19, 2017

The Truth Behind the Crusade to Destroy Confederate Monuments and Memorials



THE NATURE OF THE MONUMENT DESTROYERS 
By Connie Chastain

"The force behind the assault on Confederate heritage is the same force behind the attacks on President Trump. What we are seeing is an enormous psychotic episode, a colossal nervous breakdown by the ultra-left in America because their adored Hillary was defeated.
The left has always been destructive, increasingly so in recent years. But since Trump has been in office -- since late January -- where he has steadily razed the Obama legacy, they've been like an animal in the furious stage of rabies.
These people are not Americans. Leftists are socialists. They are the antithesis of Americans. They are destroyers. Since they cannot have our country and transform it into Socialist America, they will destroy it.
Destroying Confederate heritage is an early phase, a trial run, you might say. They have the same fate in mind for the legacy of the Founders... not just monuments and statues, but the very country they crafted. They want to destroy every aspect of the culture -- Christianity, the family, private property, education, historical memory, our cultural cohesiveness, our very identity as western man.
Western man. Man. Men. The left hates nothing the way they hate masculinity. From "feminism", which is not about equality for women but about hating and hurting men ... from feminizing industry, education, the military, church leadership, the popular culture, the government to the demonization of "dead white males" the left hates virility.
VIRILE, VIRILITY characterized by a vigorous, masculine spirit: manly character, vigor, or spirit; masculine energy, forcefulness, or strength in a marked degree.
Our Confederate heroes were some of history's manliest of men. Even in cold, lifeless bronze, Davis, Beauregard and Lee exuded a level of virility that shames Mitch Landrieu.
The nameless Confederate soldiers in marble and granite standing atop pedestals and obelisks across the South shame the typical leftist male -- the Michael Moores, the Morris Deeses, the brainwashed antifa, the mindless mobs, the spineless and weak-minded men, leftists themselves or influenced by leftism, who run government at all levels. The closest thing these men have to masculine energy and vigorous spirit is hatred. Oddly enough, this is the same fuel that energizes leftist women -- the Hillary Clintons, the Maxine Waterses, the Ashley Judds and the Madonnas -- as well.
As we craft and then implement our counter-offensive in the defense of our heritage -- and our continued existence and the future for our children (make no mistake, these are in the Left's crosshairs, as well) -- it will do us well to remember the nature of our attackers."
 
About the author:  Connie Chastain writes contemporary Southern fiction. Her author page at Amazon.com is found at this link: https://www.amazon.com/…/B002KL46…/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Confederate Air Force Buzzes SC State House With Battle Flag/Message For Confederate Memorial Day


FLYOVER BANNER HONORS CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia, SC: Wednesday, May 10th,  from 11AM - 1 PM, a plane circled downtown Columbia in honor of Confederate Memorial Day in South Carolina. The plane pulled a large Confederate Battle flag with the message: "NO COMPROMISE! Vaflag.org"

May 10, (our back up flight day because of windy weather on Saturday), is Confederate Memorial Day in South Carolina chosen because it is the day in 1863 that Lt General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson died after losing an arm at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.

Commemoration of the day Saturday 06 MAY in downtown Columbia began with a memorial service at 10AM in Elmwood Cemetery. Former US Senate candidate Buddy Witherspoon was the keynote speaker. At 11AM there was a parade along Assembly Street to the South Carolina Statehouse where South Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, held a noon Memorial Service in front of the Statehouse. Former State Senator Lee Bright was the keynote speaker.

This is the 2nd Confederate Memorial Day held in South Carolina since the Confederate Battle flag was so treacherously removed from the statehouse grounds by former SC Governor Nikki Haley and other members of the political establishment.

Working with our brothers and sisters in South Carolina, the Virginia Flaggers have placed 3 large Confederate flags on large poles near South Carolina highways, with more to come. Expect more flyovers as well!

We hope the people of South Carolina LOVE Confederate flags, because give us time - y'all are going to be seeing a lot more of them across the Palmetto state! DEO VINDICE

For more information about how you can help, please contact us - info@vaflaggers.com

Sunday, May 7, 2017

SCV Mechanized Cavalry Partners with Va Flaggers to Become Guardians of our Largest Flag Site


The Virginia Flaggers are pleased to announce a new partnership with the 8th Platoon of the 2nd Battalion, Co. A., Mechanized Cavalry, Sons of Confederate Veterans. The 8th Platoon has volunteered to serve as "Guardians of the Flag" for two of our sites in Danville, including our largest pole and flag on the 29 Bypass, the General William Lewis Cabell Memorial Battle Flag.
Not only have they been actively helping to raise and lower the flags at both sites, they solicited the help of their brothers in the 7th and 9th platoons to raise enough money to replace the worn flag  at the Cabell site with a brand new, heavy duty 31' x 51' flag over the weekend. This is a HUGE accomplishment, considering the size and cost of this flag!
Special thanks to Lt. Robert McDaniel for his leadership in making this happen, and to all of the men of Mechanized Cavalry who support us in the Commonwealth and across the South! The unparalleled success in Danville is a direct result of ALL of our heritage organizations pulling together to stand as one against our enemies. We are thankful for each and every one who gives of their time, talents, and gifts to forward the colors and advance our Cause.
If you would like to inquire about the possibility of volunteering to serve as a "Guardian of the Flag" at any of our 25 sites across Virginia, or for more information about how your organization or group may be able to assist, please contact us at info@vaflaggers.com


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Charlottesville Judge Halts Lee Statue Removal - Confirms Protection Under State Law



HUGE VICTORY in the Commonwealth  today as Charlottesville City Council is dealt a crushing blow in their attempts to tear down the Robert E. Lee monument in LEE Park.  Congratulations to all of those involved in the legal proceedings today!

http://www.nbc29.com/story/35306157/update-judge-issues-temporary-injunction-to-halt-lee-statue-removal

From our friends at Friends of Cville Monuments:

"In a marathon hearing lasting nearly 6 hours, Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Moore granted the request for a temporary injunction, prohibiting the City from removing the Robert E. Lee Monument for a period of up to 6 months - to allow the case to be tried. Judge Moore stated that he believes the Lee Monument falls under the protection of Virginia Statute §15.2-1812: "Memorials for War Veterans" because it is "clearly a war memorial." He further stated that the argument made by the City of Charlottesville that Virginia Statute §15.2-1812 doesn't protect monuments erected prior to 1997 "strains credulity." Followers of this page will remember that a Danville, Virginia Judge first asserted that the statute didn't apply retroactively to monuments erected prior to 1997 in a case decided in 2015.

The City can proceed with its decision to rename both the Lee and Jackson Parks, but for the time being, cannot do anything to disturb, remove, damage or deface this Registered Historic Landmark.

The City is still proceeding with its attempt to dismiss the lawsuit (that was not argued today) and we will find out June 19 when the court date will be set to hear their arguments for dismissal.

We will keep you updated if there are further developments, but for now, Lee and Traveller will remain in Lee Park (and yes, it will always be Lee Park to some of us, no matter what the City decides to rename it) - their home for nearly a century."
This early decision, confirming what we have known all along, should go a long way to quiet any rumblings of tearing down ANY monuments in the Commonwealth. The law is clear and the judge confirmed it.

Even so, this case is far from over and we are in no way standing down nor will we become complacent about monument protection in Charlottesville or across the Commonwealth.  As we file this report, our monument guards are on high alert in Richmond and patrols have been stepped up tonight in light of the un-American unrest, violence and vandalism across the country this week.

We have not yet begun to fight.

As we have said all along, the Lee statue is not going anywhere, and when the final decision is reached and the monument is safe, there will be hell to pay for the attempted removal.   

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Shad Planking Goes PC - Wakefield Ruritan Boots Confederate Heritage Group From Annual Event


The annual Shad Planking in Wakefield, Virginia was at one time the biggest political event in the Commonwealth. It offered citizens a chance to interact with candidates one on one and was an event that allowed all Virginians to have a voice. 

Scenes like this one in 2011, captured by the media were common place. 
In 2013, the Virginia Flaggers attended the event and were able to give some scalawag politicians a pretty good flagging, in spite of the entourage/bouncers they had with them...
Apparently, this did not sit well with some of the establishment candidates.  When we returned the following year, new signs were in place...
In spite of the new restrictions, our exhibitor booth enjoyed heavy traffic and great support.  We were told we were one of the most popular booths at the Shad Planking.  We exhausted our supply of stickers, flags, and cold drinks by the end of the day and had a great time chatting with citizens and politicians. 
We participated as an exhibitor in 2014 and 2015 with great success and without any word from the Wakefield Ruritan of any problems or issues.

We sat out 2016 due to scheduling issues, and were excited to return in 2017 and have the chance to get back to the event.

Our application and payment for exhibitor space was mailed on March 13th, 2017.  On March 22nd, the Wakefield Ruritan notified us that our application had been rejected.  Our check was returned with a letter stating "the Wakefield Ruritan Club reserves the right to reject applicants", no other explanation, and instructions to contact Chris Simms, Festival Chairman if we had any questions.

There was no reply to our email to Mr. Simms, asking for an explanation.  
It is obvious that the Wakefield Ruritan is bowing to the pressure of the politically correct establishment and the liberal left.  In 2016 they hired a PR firm to help make the event more "welcoming" to all.

http://www.dailypress.com/news/politics/dp-nws-shad-planking-preview-20160325-story.html

Apparently, Southern Heritage does not fit the new image of the "Shads, Grapes, and Grain Festival".
 
From their website:
Contact the Shad, Grapes and Grains Festival
(804) 731-5236
info@shadplanking.com
P.O. Box 148
Wakefield, VA 23888

www.shadplanking.com

Friday, April 7, 2017

Welcome to Virginia! Massive Confederate Flag Flies Again on I-95 in Fredericksburg


The Virginia Flaggers are pleased to announce that the I-95 Fredericksburg Memorial Battle Flag is flying high once again, with several new improvements.


Last month, the original rope broke and the task of getting a lift back to the site to make repairs turned out to be quite a challenge.  We were finally able to complete the work earlier this week, and a new 20x30 Battle Flag was raised Wednesday evening.
Along with a new rope and flag, we were thrilled to place the first of our new flag pole toppers, a beautiful Confederate Cross of Honor.  It turned out even more stunning than we had invisioned and we hope to add them to all of our original and future sites in the coming months.
In addition, we have started adding "tattoos" to our poles, marking the date of the dedication.  

Many thanks to Rhett Ingram and the Stafford crew who assisted him in getting this one back up and flying, just in time to welcome spring break travelers to Confederate Virginia!

This photo was sent in from a passer-by today...

Finally, for your information, Our Guardians of the Flags were busy yesterday lowering our Highway Memorial Battle Flags across the Commonwealth, in preparation for severe storms expected over the next 24-48 hours.

In an attempt to save wear and tear on the flags and poles, we make every effort to remove the flags ahead of high winds. The flags will return once the threat has passed and it is safe for our volunteers to raise them once again.

As always, we wish to offer our most sincere thanks to all of those who help watch over, protect, and maintain our 25 flag sites in Virginia. God bless the Guardians of the Flags!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rockbridge County TCO Board to Vote on "Appropriateness" of Confederate Flag Today

Since our last report, we have been very busy and have much to share, starting with recent developments in Lexington, Virginia.

As you may recall, at the request of the landowner, we temporarily removed the 60 West Memorial Battle Flag pole and flag that was raised on Lee-Jackson Day earlier this year.

Since then, we have filed a request for a "Certificate of Appropriateness" from the Rockbridge County Tourism Corridor Overlay Board.  Our application is on the agenda to be discussed and voted on by the board at its monthly meeting at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

http://www.co.rockbridge.va.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_04052017-401

We have also filed for a building permit for the same site, to reinstall the flag and pole once the certificate is issued.

In the meantime, the fallout from the harassment by Rockbridge County has been swift and overwhelming.  We have applied for and received a building permit to double the size of the first flag site at Jackson's Farm on Rt. 60 East on the east size of Lexington.  What was a 50' pole will soon be 100'.  

We also have several new interstate sites under development in Lexington, and this order of poles is complete and will be shipping soon...
Over a dozen landowners on Rt. 60 in Lexington have contacted us about having memorial battle flags placed on their property.  We are in the process of reaching out to each one and lining up the installations.

Thanks, Rockbridge County. You effectively traded one flag (temporarily) for a whole mess of new ones.

One day these people are going to learn to LEAVE US ALONE.

As always, we appreciate your continued and generous support.  We have no intention of backing down.

"Obstacles may retard, they cannot long prevent, the progress of a movement sanctified by its justice and sustained by a virtuous people." -- Jefferson Davis

Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond) Confederate Memorial Day Service Scheduled for May 13th

Confederate Memorial Day Service, Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

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 excited to have Ronnie Roach, SCV Army of Northern Virginia Commander as our Keynote speaker, and the service will include a processional, music by Pipe Major David Hinton, a Confederate Color and Honor Guard, 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, handicapped parking is available and the service will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.  All are welcome.

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

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/400949256942194/

Photos from last year's service here:  https://www.facebook.com/JudyPSmithPhotography/photos/a.533489976776292.1073742481.186485551476738/533493546775935/?type=3&theater 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Lexington 60 West Memorial Battle Flag Update - "The Flag is Not Coming Down"

As you may recall, Rockbridge county officials learned of our plans to raise a Confederate Battle Flag Memorial late on the Wednesday afternoon before Lee-Jackson Day in January. By the following morning, they had managed to gather enough information to put together a letter warning against the installation. This was followed up with a site visit by Sam Crickenberger, director of Community Development in Rockbridge County, in which the owner of the business that operates on the property reported that Crickenberger called him an {expletive} “for putting up a rebel flag”.
Curiously, since that confrontation, Rockbridge County officials have gone out of their way to let everyone know that their actions have “absolutely nothing” to do with the fact that a Confederate flag flies on the pole…and Mr. Crickenberger has all but disappeared from the discussion.
After the Lee-Jackson Day flag raising, Rockbridge County immediately followed with a letter with alleged code violations and instructions to remove the pole and flag. Today, Monday March 6th is the day that Rockbridge County had warned that they were going to start fining us if the pole was not removed. We have been prepared for this likelihood and have several supporters lined up to pay whatever fines are incurred. The flag is not coming down.
We maintain our position that the pole and flag do not violate any state or local statutes. The county is insisting that the pole and flag be approved by its “Tourism Corridor Overlay” (TCO) board before a building permit can be obtained. The same building permit, now suddenly required, after we were told it was NOT needed on the 2 previous installations in Rockbridge County, one of which is in the same “Tourism Corridor Overlay” zoning. During those inquiries, no address was ever even requested to check zoning when we were instructed that NO PERMIT WAS REQUIRED, period.
The required paperwork to obtain a “certificate of appropriateness” will be filed this week. Once it is issued, we will file for a building permit as requested. If, for some reason, we are denied a “certificate of appropriateness”, by the TCO board, we will be prepared to take legal action. In any case, the flag is not coming down.
Despite their claims otherwise, this is ABSOLUTELY about trying to prevent a Confederate flag from flying in the town that is the final resting place of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. It’s about trying to intimidate citizens and bully those of us who dare to speak up and fight back. It’s about attempting to restrict the First Amendment rights of taxpaying citizens. It’s about pandering to the minority, and bowing to the PC false narratives that are being used as an excuse to attempting to erase our history and heritage.

CALL TO ACTION:  Please take a moment to contact Sam Crickenberger, Director of Community Development and urge him to put an end to his office’s harassment and ask him to work with us to identify and correct any legitimate violations and help expedite the requested TCO certificate and building permit.  Email:  scrickenberger@rockbridgecountyva.gov Phone:  (540) 464-9662  Mail:  150 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450
In the meantime, we are looking at additional sites in the area for new flag projects, as the publicity surrounding this one has led several folks to come forward and offer their land. As is typically the case, our support grows each time there is an attempt to stop us and we would like to thank all of those in Lexington, across the Commonwealth, and beyond who have stepped up to help.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Corey Stewart To Hold "Rally To Preserve Our Heritage" at Charlottesville City Hall

Corey Stewart, Republican candidate for Governor in Virginia, will host a rally TOMORROW night, Tuesday, February 21st at Charlottesville City Hall.  Corey has taken a vocal, high profile stand against the destruction of our history and heritage, and the left, as well as some in the Republican establishment, is attacking him with a vengeance.  We need to show up STRONG tomorrow evening to support him.

Email forward below with details:
 


I recently visited Charlottesville to fight against the removal of the Gen. Robert E. Lee Statue.

Make no mistake: The left won't stop at erasing Virginia's history. They won't be satisfied until they put down all dissenting opinion, at all times, in all places.

We cannot allow them to erase our heritage.

That is why this Tuesday, February 21st, we're returning to Charlottesville, this time to rally at steps of City Hall.

Please come and stand with me to protest the removal of General Lee's statue and help us stop this madness in its tracks.

The Rally to Preserve our Heritage will begin at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, February 21,

The City Council meeting begins at 7:00 PM, where they'll continue their effort to erase the proud record of one of Virginia's greatest heroes.

Without a doubt, the liberal agitators will try and shut our rally down.

We can't let them silence the voices advocating for Virginia's heritage.

General Lee is our heritageHe is our history. Robert E. Lee was a great American and Virginian. After the Civil War, General Lee spent the rest of his life working to reconcile and heal the country. His legacy is antithetical to the radicals who aim to destroy and divide, and it must be protected.

Join me and hundreds of other Virginians to protect our heritage in Charlottesville on Tuesday, February 21st at the steps of City Hall

Rally to Preserve our Heritage
Charlottesville City Hall
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
5:30 PM
RSVP here
For Virginia,

Corey Stewart

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fight to Save Lee Statue Heats Up On All Fronts - Chaos Erupts as Charlottesville Braces for Costly Lawsuits and Protests



We have received numerous inquiries for updates on the legal proceedings and other plans for Charlottesville after the vote to attempt to remove the RE Lee statue and rename LEE Park.  We have some new information to share with you…

From a legal aspect, we promised Charlottesville that there would be a heavy price to pay and we intend to deliver on that promise.  Our friends at “Friends of C’Ville Monuments” have been busy preparing the first lawsuits, and we expect that they will be filed in the next few days.  In the meantime, our attorney sent a letter to the City Attorney and City Council outlining our plans to follow up with more litigation over the next few months, and requesting the City Attorney do his job and stop this nonsense. 
On his advice, we will be setting up a separate fund that will be used not only to fund whatever legal action we deem necessary over the next few months, but will be a general fund which can be used to fight any and all future attempts to remove monuments in the Commonwealth…and to erect new ones to add to the landscape. Stay tuned for more information on how you can help.

In the meantime, the Governor’s race in Virginia has heated up after the swift and strong reaction by two of the Republican candidates.  As detailed in an earlier email, Corey Stewart and Denver Riggelman make strong statements condemning the vote to remove the monument, and vowed to fight to end the PC whitewashing of our history and heritage.  Meanwhile, Fellow Republican candidate Ed Gillespie, a political strategist whom Stewart derides as “Establishment Ed,” said in a statement that he doesn’t support moving statues but that such decisions are...ready for this... "local issues". Gillespie is leading the Republican field in polling and campaign cash for the June primary. The fourth Republican candidate for governor, State Sen. Frank Wagner (Virginia Beach), says he opposes removing the statue, calling it “political correctness run amok.”

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello, who represented Charlottesville in Congress from 2009 to 2011, supports the statue’s removal as part of creating a more inclusive environment. Lt. Gov Ralph Northam, the Democratic front-runner in the gubernatorial contest, has said local communities should make decisions about Confederate symbols, but held up Charlottesville as a model for creating a “welcoming community.”

Disappointing, but not surprising that the leading Republican in the race has decided to “play it safe” and side with Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who used the “local issue” excuse to veto legislation that would have closed a possible loophole in our veterans memorial statute.  Corey Stewart not only made a strong statement, he visited the RE Lee statue on Saturday, and was attacked by some of Charlottesville’s local social justice thugs.  Good video here… https://www.facebook.com/pg/CoreyStewartVA/videos/



Corey has also planned a follow up press conference in Charlottesville for NEXT Tuesday, February 21st, at 5:30 pm at Charlottesville City Hall.  We urge EVERYONE to make an effort to attend and support his efforts!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1255311257886567/

Finally, we have been very busy fielding calls, messages, and emails from concerned citizens in and around Charlottesville.  The result is the acquisition of land for THREE new Confederate Battle Flag Memorials to be erected in and around Charlottesville, one of which will be a massive one on Interstate 64.  We are finalizing details, but expect to move quickly to get these up and flying and need your help.  If you would like to help make this happen, please consider a gift to the Va Flaggers Memorial Battle Flag Projects Fund.  Make checks payable to “Va Flaggers” and mail to P.O. Box 547, Sandston, VA 23150, or contribute through PayPal here…   http://www.vaflaggers.com/i95flagdonate.html

We truly believe the tide is turning in the Commonwealth.  Efforts to remove the Confederate monument in Alexandria failed after local legislators refused City Council’s request that they petition the legislature for permission to move it.  Mayoral candidates in Richmond and Portsmouth who supported monument removal were defeated or removed from office, and a groundswell of anger against the PC attempt to whitewash our history and heritage is growing.  Even in Charlottesville, the fa├žade is crumbling.  Disgraced Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy, who was behind the push to remove the monument, faces a recall challenge in court, after volunteers collected enough signatures from registered voters to petition the court.  This after new vile tweets were found and released over the weekend, which use graphic language and slurs against homosexuals. http://www.jasonkessler.net/blog/new-anti-gay-bellamy-tweets-surface His partner in monument destruction, Kristin Szakos, has announced she will not seek re-election, and several pro monument Charlottesville citizens have stepped up to say they will run for office.

We are confident that not only will the Lee Monument be saved, but ALL monuments and memorials in Virginia will remain, but we are determined that this is, now more than ever, the time to push forward and not let up, even for a moment.

Stay tuned for more information and ways that you can join us!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Va GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Vow To Fight Lee Monument Removal, Protect ALL Veterans Memorials

On the heels of the Charlottesville City Council vote to attempt to violate Virginia State Law and remove the Robert E. Lee monument from LEE Park, two of Virginia's Republican candidates for Governor have released statements condemning the vote, and vowing to fight to protect the Lee monument and ALL of our veterans' memorials.
Statement from Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Denver Riggleman: 
(Afton, VA) - In response to the Charlottesville government voting to take down the Robert E Lee Statue and renaming Lee Park, Denver Riggleman released the following statement:
"This continued assault from Democrats on Virginia's history and heritage is unacceptable. As Governor, I will protect the monuments of our heritage, but not just of the Civil War mind you. As Governor, I would be willing to explore memorializing more of our history, not less. 
Instead of tearing down a statue of Robert E. Lee, which will cost residents over $300,000, why are they not looking to spend that money erecting a monument to Maggie L. Walker, a Virginian, an African American, and first female president of a bank in the United States?
Not only are they standing in conflict with a number of Virginia's laws, but they are spitting in the face of veterans of every conflict - no reminder of any sacrifice by any veteran of any conflict should be torn down by the liberal thought police.
And if Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer wants to keep poking the rest of Virginia in the eye with this sort of nonsense with our statues and making statements about Charlottesville being the "capital of resistance," he is going to wish that he would be allowed to make Charlottesville a sanctuary city, because I am coming. No more anarchy. No more lawlessness. No more of this nonsense. Virginians are tired of the tyranny of political correctness. So am I. It ends with a Riggleman administration."

Statement from Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Corey Stewart: 
Woodbridge, VA – Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart delved into the controversy involving Charlottesville City Council's vote to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the city's central square.

"You cannot revise history. Only tyrants attempt to erase history. This is tantamount to denouncing your own heritage," Stewart said.

The Council voted to remove the statue on Monday. Stewart said that he is actively recruiting candidates to challenge the councilmen who supported the measure and that he will be supporting the lawsuit challenging the Council's actions.

"I will do whatever I need to, both now and as Governor, to stop this historical vandalism," Stewart said. "We must fight to protect Virginia's heritage."  
As of this writing, we have received no response from GOP candidate Ed Gillespie from our inquiry for his position.
 
Please take a moment to contact Riggleman and Stewart and THANK them for their bold stand and offer your support!  
http://denverforgovernor.com/
9520 Rockfish Valley HWY
Afton, VA 22920
Phone Number: 434-906-8982
http://www.coreystewart.com/
PO Box 2128, Woodbridge, VA 22195
spence@coreystewart.com