Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Confederate Battle Flag Returns over I-95 in Fredericksburg

 

  

FREDERICKSBURG I-95 Memorial Battle Flag UPDATE!!!

Your response to our request for help was swift and generous, and we were able to hire a pole climber to replace the pulley system just days after the request was made. The work was performed FRIDAY EVENING and I am pleased to report that the massive 20’ x 30’ flag is BACK UP AND FLYING, just in time for Memorial Day, and the FIFTH anniversary of her dedication over Memorial Day weekend in 2014.

 

 
A supporter sent the above photos from over the holiday weekend and reported that on several occasions traffic was backed up over 5 miles over the stretch of highway that includes the flag, giving thousands of motorists a good eyeful of our beautiful Southern Cross!

God bless each and every one of you whose generous support made this happen so quickly. May she forever wave in honor and memory of our Confederate dead and in defiance of those who wish to remove every trace of our history and heritage.

All glory to God.
All honor to the Confederate soldier.
It's not about us.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Unreconstructed Virginia State Flags Now Available - Marking the 158th Anniversary of her Birth


The Virginia State Flag celebrates its 158th anniversary today!
Ours is a state flag steeped deeply in Confederate History and Heritage. Born and bathed in secession, her first four years of existence was to fly over the brave Confederate soldiers and citizens of Virginia. It was Robert E Lee who gave it original luster, flying the flag made of the seal his own Great-Uncle helped to create. The motto is world famous and has endured the test of time.  Even the beautiful Salute to the Virginia Flag was written by a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and is based directly on the Salute to the Confederate Flag.
To mark the occasion, the Va Flaggers are pleased to introduce a 3x5 version of the 1861 "Unreconstructed" Virginia State Flag, available for purchase from our new online store!

Order yours here:
https://www.shopvaflaggers.com/product-page/3-x-5-unreconstructed-virginia-state-flag

Fly the only Virginia State flag the Virginia Flaggers fly, this affordable reproduction of the TRUE Virginia state flag of 1861.

Happy Virginia State Flag Day, ya'll!

SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS
 
"From Virginia sprung the Southern Mind, a mind which favoured the local community, Burkean conservatism, the folkways of ancestors, an unwavering orthodox Christian faith." ~ Alphonse Vinh

Was Lincoln's Proclamation Freeing the Slaves Truly Worthy of the Praise Which it has Received?



April is Confederate History and Heritage Month in the Old Dominion, as well as in many states across the South. As part of the celebration, and in an effort to educate the citizens of the Commonwealth, we will present a Q&A each day, from a Confederate Catechism, by Lyon Gardiner Tyler, 1853-1935; the son of President, John Tyler, who also was a member of the Confederate congress. He was a professor of literature at the College of William and Mary, and served as President of the College of William and Mary from 1888 until 1919.

Day 14:
17. Did the South, as alleged by Lincoln in his messages and in his Gettysburg speech, fight to destroy popular government throughout the world?
No; the charge was absurd. Had the South succeeded, the United States would still have enjoyed all its liberties, and so would Great Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, and all other peoples. The danger to popular government came from Lincoln himself. In conducting the war, Lincoln talked about "democracy" and "the plain people," but adopted the rules of despotism and autocracy, and under the fiction of "war powers" virtually abrogated the Constitution, which he had sworn to support.

18. Was Lincoln's proclamation freeing the slaves worthy of the praise which it has received?
No; his proclamation was a war measure merely. He had no humanitarian purpose in view, and only ten days before its issuance he declared that "the possible consequences of insurrection and massacre in the Southern States" would not deter him from its use, whenever he should deem it necessary for military purposes. (Nicolay and Hay, Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, I/, p. 235.)

Monday, April 29, 2019

Were Southerners "rebels" in seceding from the Federal Union?



April is Confederate History and Heritage Month in the Old Dominion, as well as in many states across the South. As part of the celebration, and in an effort to educate the citizens of the Commonwealth, we will present a Q&A each day, from a Confederate Catechism, by Lyon Gardiner Tyler, 1853-1935; the son of President, John Tyler, who also was a member of the Confederate congress. He was a professor of literature at the College of William and Mary, and served as President of the College of William and Mary from 1888 until 1919.
Day 13:

16. Were the Southerners "rebels" in seceding from the Federal Union?

The term "rebel" had no application to the Southern people, however much it applied to the American colonists. These last called themselves "Patriots," not rebels. Both Southerners in 1861 and Americans in 1776 acted under the authority of their State governments. But while the colonies were mere departments of the British Union, the American States were creators of the Federal Union. The Federal government was the agent of the States for the purposes expressed in the Constitution, and it is absurd to say that the principal can rebel against the agent.

President Jackson threatened war with South Carolina in 1833, but admitted that in such an event South Carolinians taken prisoners would not be "rebels" but prisoners of war. The Freesoilers in Kansas and John Brown at Harper's Ferry were undoubtedly "rebels," for they acted without any lawful authority whatever in using force against the Federal Government, and Lincoln and the Republican party, in approving a platform which sympathized with the Freesoilers and bitterly denounced the Federal Government, were rebels and traitors at heart.


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Virginia Flaggers Launch New Online Store



Earlier this week, the Virginia Flaggers launched their NEW on-line store for purchasing Va Flaggers merchandise. For years, folks have requested the option to order our merchandise online and we are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our website today!

Visit www.shopvaflaggers.com and have a look around!

The site will kick off with 5 products and we will be expanding the selection over the coming days and weeks, based on your response and product demand.
Please remember that ALL proceeds benefit the Va Flaggers’ roadside memorial battle flag and heritage/monument defense projects.

Shop our online store and help support the Va Flaggers!

www.shopvaflaggers.com

Monumental Victory in Georgia on Confederate Memorial Day!

*** GOVERNOR KEMP SIGNS ***
SENATE BILL 77
THE GEORGIA DIVISION
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
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GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE


Issued by:  GEORGIA DIVISION COMMANDER   - TIM PILGRIM  
                                                                                            April 26, 2019
GOVERNOR KEMP SIGNS SENATE BILL 77
 
Gentlemen,
Happy Confederate Memorial Day, this is a great day and victory for all Georgians who cherish the sacrifices of all our Nation's Veterans. Today at 3:30 pm at Gordon Lee High School in Chickamauga, Ga. Governor Kemp signed in law Senate Bill 77 that strengthens monument protection laws in State code 50-3-1. 
The State of Georgia now has some of the toughest monument protection laws in the Country. Let this be a message to those would be vandals and neo-snowflakes flash mobs that Georgia will not tolerate the desecration of its Veterans monuments.      
Below is Governor Kemp and to his right is Compatriot Senator Jeff Mullis who was the primary sponsor of Senator Bill 77. 
  
Deo Vindice,
Tim Pilgrim
Georgia Division Commander
404.456.3393 
 
To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the Cause for which we fought.  To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish.  Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations.
Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.