Thursday, October 31, 2013

2013 Mechanicsville Christmas Parade

 On Sunday, December 8th, we will be marching/riding as a unit in the Mechanicsville Christmas Parade. As many of you know, the Confederate flag and those of us who carry it have become increasingly unpopular in many civic events. There are dozens of well known incidents of Heritage groups being banned, or asked not to carry a Confederate flag, or deliberately left out of parades or community events.

This is not the case in Mechanicsville Rotary/Ruritan Parade. This is a huge parade, with large, Confederate friendly crowds, where the organizers WELCOME our presence. We will be walking, carrying flags, and have a trailer available with seating for those who cannot make the walk. Our friends in the Mechanized Cavalry will also be riding with us again this year! We encourage EVERYONE to join us and make this a Confederate Christmas in Mechanicsville!

All are welcome. The only requirements are that you bring a Confederate flag to carry, and a smile to share with the crowd. We recommend dressing for the weather and Christmas, and wearing comfortable walking shoes, as the route is several miles long.

We will have staging details and more information available two weeks before the parade, but be prepared to arrive betwen 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.

We are asking everyone who can, to bring a bag of candy to share and pass out. We will also be passing out battle flags and Va Flagger information.

Please share this with anyone you think might be interested, and make plans to be a part of this event. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.

Join the VA Flaggers in forwarding the colors, celebrating CHRISTmas, being a part of educating the public about our ancestors and the flags they fought and died under... and changing hearts and minds!

Facebook event here:

Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers

Contributions to the I-95 Battle Flag projects may be mailed to:
Va Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150
Payable to Va Flaggers

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Thursday, November 7th: Susan will be speaking at the November meeting of the Jackson Rangers, Camp #1917, SCV, Jackson County NC. The meeting is at 6:00 p.m., and is held at the Barker's Creek Community Center.

Saturday, November 9th: 2:00 p.m. Flag rededication at the NC Museum of History, Raleigh, NC

Sunday, December 8th: 3:00 p.m. - Mechanicsville Christmas Parade, Downtown Mechanicsville, VA - The Va Flaggers are participating in the parade and invite everyone to join us. We will have Flaggers walking, riding, and the Mechanized Cavalry is joining us again this year! Bring your flag and enjoy the afternoon in a VERY Confederate friendly environment. :)

Friday, January 18th - Saturday, January 19th: Lee-Jackson State Holiday/Flagging/Memorial Events, Lexington, Va

Saturday, February 1st: Susan will travel to Statesboro, GA to speak at the Lee-Jackson Banquet, held by the Ogeechee Rifles, Camp #941, SCV. RJ's Restaurant, 454 South Main St. (US 301 S.) @ 6 pm for the meal, preliminaries @ 7 pm and the program immediately following. Seating limited to 125. Ticket information forthcoming at a later date.

Saturday, February 22nd: Susan will be speaking at the February meeting of the Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy Camp #2141, SCV, Fredericksburg, VA. 4:00 p.m., Perkins Restaurant, 10 Simpson Rd.

Tuesday, March 4th: Susan will be speaking at the March meeting of the R.E Lee Camp #1589, SCV. Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant, 2401 Colony Crossing Place, Midlothian, VA 23112. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. and meeting at 7:00 p.m.

April 19, 2014: Susan will be traveling to Quincy, FL to speak at the Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Soldier's Cemetery, sponsored by the Finley's Brigade, SCV.

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