Friday, December 19, 2014

Va Flaggers: VMFA Update - Flagging with Santa!

Colder weather has arrived in Richmond, and yet the Va Flaggers have continued to maintain our presence, twice a week, every week,  on the Boulevard in Richmond.

Flagging the VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) has brought us some tremendous opportunities to meet people and educate and inform them about our Confederate Ancestors and the flags they fought and died beneath.

On a recent Saturday, this delightful family stopped to visit with us. They were from out of town, tourists in fact, and were thrilled to see the flags on display. We talked at length, despite the chilly weather, and they posed for a photo and thanked us over and over before heading out to see more sites in RVA.

We love it when a walking tour stops by and we get a chance to educate a group. These folks listened attentively and were very receptive and supportive...

Thank you, VMFA...for every opportunity such as this...and thank you, Flaggers for taking time out of your day to stand and make a difference...for such a time as this!

Wednesday evening, a half dozen Flaggers made their way to the Boulevard and were thrilled to welcome Confederate Santa, who took time out of his busy Christmas schedule to come and flag with the Va Flaggers!

Did we mention FLAGGING IS FUN?!?!?!  ;)

Confederate Santa spent the afternoon/evening spreading good will, cheer, and the truth about our Confederate ancestors, and was a HUGE hit, with many folks honking, waving, and stopping to take photos.

We received many positive remarks and comments... from a guy on a bike that stopped to say "thanks for preserving our heritage"... to a guy who told us "I'm not for you or against you, but I respect what y'all are doing."  We explained to him why it was important to us.  We believe we made an impression. ;) 

The Va Flaggers will be back out on the Boulevard THIS SATURDAY, December 20th, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, forwarding the colors, protesting the forced removal of Confederate flags from the portico of the Confederate Memorial Chapel by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and changing hearts and minds in the Capital of the Confederacy.  Join us, and be a part of those standing for the honor and memory of our Confederate ancestors, and standing AGAINST those who have dishonored them and desecrated the Confederate Memorial Chapel.

JOIN US...and be a part of those taking a stand FOR the honor and memory of our Confederate Veterans...and AGAINST those who would dishonor them and desecrate the Confederate Memorial Chapel.

RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!

Grayson Jennings
Va Flaggers

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