This afternoon, in support of "National Raise Your Battle Flag Day", the Virginia Flaggers and the Army of Northern Virginia Mechanized Cavalry raised a 10x15 Battle Flag on a 50' pole on Rt. 460 at Southerland, Dinwiddie County, Virginia.
This was the 7th Roadside Memorial Battle Flag installed by the Virginia Flaggers since September, 2013...and the first joint venture for the organizations, involving many hours of volunteer work and support from both groups. The flag was raised in a small, private ceremony on private property along the busy highway. The ceremony was interrupted constantly by the honks and shouts of approval as cars drove by. Many motorists pulled over to take photos during the ceremony as well.The site is near the location of the Battle of Southerland Station, where 600 Confederate soldiers were killed and wounded, and 1,000 captured on April 2, 1865, the same day that Confederate General A.P. Hill was killed.
The Battle Flag will fly as a living breathing memorial to those men, and all of our Confederate soldiers and Veterans, and was dedicated...
To the glory of God and in memory and honor of our Confederate heroes. 1861-1865.
"The world shall yet decide in truth's clear far- off light
That the soldiers who wore the gray, and died with Lee, were in the right."
June 28th, 2015
The Virginia Flaggers would like to thank Willie Wells and the men of the Army of Northern Virginia Mechanized Cavalry for their assistance, support, and co-operation with this project, and all of those whose generous gifts made it possible.