Saturday, September 12, 2020

Confederate Air Force Flies High in Richmond

 


Earlier this afternoon, The Virginia Flaggers sponsored a banner plane that flew for several hours over the NASCAR race at Richmond International Raceway and portions of downtown RichmondThe promotion, code named “Confederate Air Force”, featured a large Confederate Battle Flag and the message “STILL THE CSA CAPITAL”, and served to remind Mayor Stoney, Governor Northam, and their extreme leftist Democrat friends in the Virginia legislature, that no matter how many graves they desecrate, monuments and memorials they destroy, or street or school names they erase, it does not change the fact that Richmond was, and always will be world renown as the “The Capital of the Confederacy”. 

Recent polls confirm that the majority of the citizens of the Commonwealth overwhelmingly OPPOSE Virginia democrats’ hate-filled, violent destruction of our history and heritage, and this plane sent the message loud and clear that those of us who understand the true history of the South, and understand the honor and valor of the citizen-soldier who answered the call to defend hearth and home against invasion,  will continue to do our duty to remember their courage and sacrifice.

Once known as the “Grandest Avenue in the South” and celebrated as one of Richmond’s top tourism draws, Monument Avenue now resembles a desolate war zone after months of riots and violent protests, encouraged and celebrated by Virginia democrats. Historic art has been destroyed and vandalized, with vulgar profanity and anti-law enforcement messages painted on public and private property, and left on full display by city officials.  When this campaign of terror and destruction finally ends, and even if they manage to destroy every Veterans’ memorial in the Commonwealth in the process, one thing is certain, the names of Lee and Jackson, and the men who bravely fought under their command, will be spoken with reverence and honor by true Virginians long after those who are attempting to tarnish their memory are gone and forgotten. 

“The vandals of Monument Avenue do not diminish these men; that is not within their power.  They merely diminish themselves, which is entirely within their power.”  ~ H.V. Traywick, Jr.  

The Virginia Flaggers is a Richmond-based, grass roots organization of citizens of the Commonwealth who stand AGAINST those who would desecrate our Confederate monuments and memorials, and FOR our Confederate veterans.  We are committed to preserving the true history of the Commonwealth and appreciate the outpouring of support in the past few months from outraged citizens, determined to help end the campaign of terror that is being waged against our Confederate dead.  We stand by our pledge to raise new Memorial Battle Flags and War Memorials for every one removed, destroyed, or desecrated.   

Friday, July 24, 2020

Virginia Taliban Removes Confederate Memorials and Artifacts from Old House Chamber Museum Under Cover of Darkness



Under cover of darkness, and against the wishes of the majority of Virginia's citizens, House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, oordered the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the state Capitol Thursday along with busts and artifacts representing eight men who served in the Confederacy. The statuary removed Thursday night was located in the Old House Chamber, a room where delegates met before the building was expanded, which is now used as a museum and for historical tours, ironically, exactly where these leftists typically say our Confederate memorials belong. 
 
The Virginia Democrat Taliban continues its work. Remember how they said statues and artifacts belonged in a museum?  Apparently not.   The statues were in a museum called the OLD House Chamber where the events of the War Between the States era actually occurred and where the legislature of the Confederacy actually met are now removed.
Virginia has a unique and remarkable history.... and we exist now on the same spot where it all unfolded. NOT commemorating that history and the people who were legendary leaders 150 years ago is anti-intellectual and anti-American.
Last night’s secret removal is shameful.
Remember it was Democrats who acted like the Taliban.  Remember and support only those who will replace everything removed once we regain control of the Commonwealth. 
Filler-Corn’s office sclaims the state constitution and the rules of the House gave her the authority to make changes to the space, including by removing artifacts.

Filler-Corn was born in New York, and raised in New Jersey
She announced that she formed a “Speaker’s Advisory Group on State Capitol Artifacts” to advise her on what to do with the removed memorials and possible further actions. She appointed Del. Delores McQuinn, D-Richmond, to oversee the group.
“The artifacts at the Capitol are a painful reminder of the deep-rooted wounds of slavery and 401 years of oppression,” McQuinn said in a statement. “These Confederate artifacts are constant reminders of individuals who had no intentions of guaranteeing justice, equality and equity for all. I am proud of Speaker Filler-Corn for taking this action to not only remove these hateful symbols, but also create a process to make sure our State Capitol reflects our ideals.”
In a statement, Minority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, criticized the statue’s removal:
“The Speaker’s statement reaffirming her commitment to telling the whole history of the Commonwealth is perplexing, given the fact that that the Lee statute in the old House chamber literally marks the spot where Lee accepted his general’s commission, setting off some of the most historic and tragic events in our nation’s history. Unlike the Lee monument on Monument Avenue, this statue is a historical marker. Another historical reality is that the Capitol building itself served as the Confederate Capitol, a fact that should no doubt force the Speaker’s new Advisory Group to recommend that it be razed to the ground.”

This is heartbreaking, to say the least, but certainly doesn't come as a surprise to any of us who have watched the Democrats and their EVIL, vindictive actions since they gained control of our legislature in November.

We understand, like few others, that all of this destruction and desecration is because 150+ years later, liberal Democrats are still terrified of the Confederacy and what we stood for...and they know full well it had NOTHING to do with slavery or race.

It was the last time Godly men of honor and valor had the courage to stand against evil tyranny...and THAT scares them to death.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Jackson Falls as Richmond Mayor Orders the Destruction of Historic Monument Avenue

The destruction of the “Grandest Avenue in the South” has begun. Just moments after Richmond Mayor Lamar Stoney announced that he had ordered every Confederate monument removed, a giant crane arrived and began the task of removing the magnificent Stonewall Jackson statue from the massive monument on which is sat, quietly watching over the city, for just a few months shy of 100 years.

The scene was absolute chaos, with crowds of monument haters cheering and jeering as the work took place.  
ONE YOUNG MAN, a Richmond resident, dared to make his way into the crowd and speak out in favor of saving the monument.  Watch how he was violently attacked and then led out like a criminal...

Click here to view video

His flag was stolen and burned at the monument shortly after he was removed.  We have reached out to him and confirmed that he is ok, thankfully. 

We now endorse a full and complete boycott of the once beautiful city. God help those left behind in the burnt out remains. We encourage all decent folks to stay out of the city limits. City leaders have let godless radicals have complete control and it is no longer safe for anyone to visit for any reason.

Apparently, Stoney could not find anyone locally to help him.  These are the folks he hired to do his dirty work...


Smedley Crane out of Connecticut.
http://smedleycrane.com/

(800) 679-9738

 
What is happening in the Capital of the Confederacy is no surprise to us. We knew after the democrats gained control of our legislature in November that they would make it a priority to take out their revenge on true, God fearing Virginians by destroying our sacred memorials.
It’s also no surprise to our Savior, who, as hard as it is to see right now, is still in control.
Evil may have the upper hand today, but will not prevail as long as WE do what is expected of us. What is our duty.
Those of you with children must teach them.
You must teach them that once Americans were brave enough to fight against tyranny; that great Christian men such as Lee, Stuart, Jackson and Davis led them; that the South was Right to resist and our Heroes wore Grey.
Teach them so that the thousands of boys in grey did not die in vain and their names and brave deeds will NEVER be erased, no matter how much the heathens rage.

In the meantime, know that we are exploring every legal option available, and are working on a couple of things that will, God willing, materialize in the next few days....AND...we plan to make good on our promise to raise a flag and place a monument for every one removed.

Thank you Mayor Stoney, for the inspiration for our next mega flag, the General Thomas J “Stonewall” Jackson Memorial Battle Flag. We are actively seeking property in the Richmond area for the installation. Please contact us at vaflaggers@gmail.com if you can assist.

God bless the eternal memory of Gen. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, and God save the South!

Monday, June 22, 2020

NASCAR gets FLAGGED! Dixie Takes Her Stand in Talladega



Just before the race at Talladega yesterday, a banner plane, sponsored by Save Southern Heritage-SC and the SCV flew over the track, with a big, beautiful battle flag, and the message "DEFUND NASCAR"!

For those who are not aware, NASCAR recently implemented a COMPLETE ban on the Confederate battle flag, warning that fans who attempt to even wear a ball cap with a battle flag on it could face arrest...

 
This announcement came as officials ALSO declared that drivers and employees WILL be allowed to kneel during the National Anthem, a reversal of their previous policy.  We STRONGLY urge all Southerners to boycott NASCAR AND contact all sponsors and let them know you will boycott them, too, as long as they sponsor the Un Patriotic and Un American NASCAR.

In the meantime, God bless all those who are not going away quietly into the night.  From this scene driving past the trucks at the front gate...
To a rolling flag rally organized and carried out in Talladega yesterday...
 
It looks like Alabama NASCAR fans are not going down without a fight, to the dismay of NASCAR Executive Steve O'Donnell, who obviously was bothered enough by the flyover to take to social media to call Confederate flag supporters "Jackasses".
KUDOS to Save Southern Heritage-SC and the SCV for sponsoring the banner plane, and God bless each and every one who decided to stand and fight in Talladega.  We hope this continues at each race. 

Friday, May 1, 2020

The South Mourns the Loss of Va Flagger Spokesman Barry Isenhour


This is the most difficult Va Flaggers update I have had to write, to date.  Even now, several days after his passing, I am having great difficulty putting down the words I need to share. 


Earlier this week, after a brief illness, Va Flagger Spokesman Barry Isenhour went home to be with his Lord and Savior.  To say we, his friends, family, and compatriots are devastated is a gross understatement.  Many of you know Barry as the public face of the Virginia Flaggers, a volunteer role he stepped into and filled without hesitation, and with eloquence and Southern charm, but there was so much more to Barry.

I met Barry in the few first few weeks of flagging in Richmond, back in 2011.  We became fast friends.  He said I reminded him of his sister, so I became "Sis" and he called me that ever since.  Barry was a Tar Heel and quick to tell you so, but he was also a proud defender of his adopted home, Virginia.  He was highly educated and knowledgeable in many areas, and had the unique gift of being able to talk to just about anyone about anything.  I can honestly say, that with the exception of our enemies, those "Heathen Yankees and Scalawags", as he called them, I never heard him say a harsh word about anyone.

Barry was, first and foremost, a Christian, and he reminded me, almost daily, that if we ever took our eyes of Christ and tried to move forward in our will instead of His, we were doomed to failure.  His trust and faith was in Christ alone and my faith was strengthened from the influence.

It is hard to list everything did for me, the Virginia Flaggers, and our Cause.  In addition to his duties as spokesperson, Barry headed up our Guardians of the Flags across the Commonwealth, organizing flag repairs, participating in almost every flag replacement, delivering flags from Lexington to Danville, and constantly reminding me when we needed more.  He also personally saw to the replacement of the Third National flags in Hollywood Cemetery.  His last communication to me before he died was to make sure we had received new flags for that purpose and to ask me to make sure they were replaced.  I honestly cannot remember a time that I asked something of Barry and he said "no".  He was ALWAYS willing to go and do whatever was needed.

He enjoyed a good cigar, a good hot dog, and spending time alone in cemeteries with "his boys", as he called our veterans.

He was ALWAYS an encourager.  If I ever got down or feeling a little defeated, he was quick to send encouragement, usually laced in scripture, and get me back on focus.

He also had the ability to produce, without argument, the loudest, most fierce rendition of the Rebel Yell of anyone I have EVER known.


 
The South has lost one of its most dedicated and devoted defenders.

Barry's political experience in the Tea Party and other groups made him a natural working behind the scenes in Virginia politics.  He was our point man in the General Assembly and attended almost every relative committee meeting and vote over the past several years.  He was a dedicated flagger, having logged thousands of hours flagging in Richmond, from 2011 to just a few weeks ago.  He was a key member of our monument patrols, helping to organize and always willing to fill a slot when needed. 


 
All of this and so much more than I can list here means that his passing has left a void in our organization that I honestly don't know how we will fill, but more painful to me is the loss of a dear, true, loyal friend, something that is not easy to find in these times.

 
Due to the current restrictions due to the flu outbreak, a memorial service will be held at a later date.  We are in discussions about several ways we want to honor Barry's memory, hopefully to include a flag site to be dedicated in his memory, among other tributes... but if I know Barry, I believe he would say that the best way to honor his memory is to pick up the flag he has now laid down and continue the work he began.

He never, ever quit, or backed down from a fight.

I wrote this down once, after he said it to me, and I'm so glad I did...


"The Va Flaggers run TO the Colors, not away from them, because we understand that the battle is won or lost there, beneath the cross of St Andrew."  ~ Barry Isenhour

In the midst of great grief, I rejoice today, knowing that Barry received his eternal reward on Tuesday, and I imagine the reunion in heaven was a joyous one, with throngs of our men in gray waiting to cheer him home.

Tell them we will not abandon the field of honor, bro, and we will join you soon.

God bless the eternal memory of Barry Isenhour, and God Save the South!


Susan Lee
Va Flaggers

Friday, April 3, 2020

NEW Mega Battle Flag Raised in Franklin County - Va Flaggers Vow To Continue Push Back Against the Left's Onslaught


Earlier today, the Va Flaggers raised a 10’x15’ Memorial Battle flag on a 50’ pole on property adjacent to Route 40 in Franklin County.
At the request of the landowner, the flag was dedicated to the Glory of God, in memory and honor of all Confederate soldiers, and specifically to honor the men who fought in the 10th Va Cavalry, Co K along side his ancestor, who is buried nearby.

Due to restrictions in place in the Commonwealth, we were unable to have a ceremony, nor have any of our folks even attend the flag raising. We will have a formal dedication when it is deemed safe to to do so. Stay tuned for updates.
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Sky High Poles for their help with this installation, each and every one of you whose generous support makes these projects possible, and the men of the Lt Gen Wade Hampton SCV Camp 273, Columbia, SC who donated the first flag that was raised at the site today.
This is the 31st roadside Memorial battle flag that the Va Flaggers have raised in the Commonwealth since September of 2013.
The attacks against the honor and virtue of our Confederate dead have reached a fevered pitch in the Commonwealth. Our Governor is poised to sign legislation, thanks to a new democratic majority in our legislature, that will allow localities to destroy war memorials. For every flag or monument moved or removed, we promise another will rise to take its place. It’s the least we can do, considering their sacrifice.

We have not yet begun to fight.

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

Thursday, February 20, 2020

**BREAKING NEWS** Va Flaggers Raise Another Roadside Battle Flag in Virginia


 

The Virginia Flaggers are pleased to report the installation of a NEW Roadside Memorial Battle Flag in the Commonwealth!  This flag, our 30th since we raised our first one in September of 2013, was raised earlier this morning to the Glory of God, and in honor and memory of Virginia’s Confederate Veterans, on Rt. 40 in Pittsylvania County, on a busy stretch that is heavily traveled by travelers and tourists headed to Smith Mountain Lake. 

We want to thank Governor Northam and Virginia Democrats for the uptick in folks contacting us about putting battle flags on their property.  It seems their disgraceful attempts to denigrate our history and heritage, dishonor our veterans, and desecrate our monuments and memorials has backfired and hopefully will be the catalyst to wake the sleeping giant of Confederate resistance in the Commonwealth and help to turn Virginia back in the right direction.

Site #31 is in progress.  Stay tuned for information on the upcoming flag raising/dedication service.

Many thanks to each and every one of you whose generous support makes all of this possible.  Without your contributions, and the dedication and hard work of an army of volunteers, construction on new sites and maintenance of existing ones would be impossible.


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

To assist with our Interstate Battle Flags and ongoing Heritage Defense projects, please make checks payable to “The Virginia Flaggers” and mail to:

P.O. Box 393  Sutherland VA  23885
Or contribute through PayPal, here:

http://www.vaflaggers.com/i95flagdonate.html

Monday, February 17, 2020

New J.E.B. Stuart Monument To Be Raised in Ararat, Va


We are pleased to support our friends at J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust in their efforts to erect a new monument at Laurel Hill. This is exactly how we should be responding to the disgraceful attempts to remove our memorials... raise more! We ask you to consider making a contribution to this worthy endeavor...
"The Board of Directors of the JEB Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust announces a fundraising campaign to erect a monument at Laurel Hill. This effort is actually a continuation of a monument fundraiser started a number of years ago, but was tabled due to cost and other considerations. The Board feels now is the right time to fulfill that obligation. This monument, which will be unveiled in 2020, the 30th anniversary of the organization, will be of granite, standing seven feet tall, with mounted bronze plaques. One plaque will show an image of Stuart in his early years at Laurel Hill, a rendition done by local artist Allen Weidhaas. JEB Stuart VI posed for this model when he was younger. The second plaque will have quotes from letters JEB wrote in later years, telling of his feelings and desire to return to the place of his birth. The dedication will be announced at a later date.
Some may feel that today’s political climate dose not lend itself to building new monuments. The Board of Directors would argue the opposite, that more monuments, statuary, and interpretive signs should erected, not just to Stuart’s time, but to all historical figures, who are part of our country’s collective history and heritage.
All donations to this monument will be greatly appreciated. Donations of twenty-five dollars or more will receive a bronze monument medallion and donors will be duly noted in upcoming editions of the Trust’s newsletter, Reconnaissance. Thank you for your support in our endeavors."
Make checks payable to:
JEB Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust Inc.
and mail to:
J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace, Inc.
Post Office Box 1210
Stuart, VA 24171-1210
contact:  laurelhill@jebstuart.org

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Terrorists Vandalize Confederate Memorials in Richmond



Some time overnight last night, and shortly after Richmond City Council voted to ask the General Assembly for permission to destroy Monument Avenue, local terrorists took their cue to vandalize several Confederate monuments, desecrating the Davis and Jackson memorials.

This is what Richmond Mayor Stoney wants. He has been getting tips from his pal Wes Bellamy in Charlottesville on how to completely divide and destroy a community, and it looks like he is well on his way to succeeding.
Please call Richmond public works at (804) 646-7000 and tell them how disgusted you are by this vandalism and ask them when it will be removed.
There is no question as to what kind of people are behind this. “God is gay” was spray painted on the foot of the memorial to a man of exemplary faith and Christian character.

They hate our heritage because it is a Christian one. They hate us because we refuse to relinquish our birthright or deny our faith. 
We are in for the fight of our lives, folks. Pray up. Gird up. Man up. Our time is now.