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

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