Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Epic Fail: Stafford County Black Lives Matter Flag Fundraiser Falls Short, Project Abandoned

You may recall that our Fredericksburg I-95 Memorial Battle Flag has been in the news quite a bit over the last few months.

In September, the Stafford County Attorney announced that there was absolutely nothing that Stafford County could do to force the removal of the flag that flies 24/7 in what was recently described as the busiest corridor of I-95, even if they wanted to, because it flies on private property and is protected by the First Amendment.

This announcement was made after agitators attended several County Board of Supervisors meetings, demanding the county take action to have the flag removed. Supervisors have repeatedly informed the agitators that the flag was erected with all necessary permits and following all regulations.

In response, a Fredericksburg area couple filed a complaint, claiming that the flag pole and flag violated zoning ordinances and attempted to convince county officials that the flag was actually a sign, "advertising" for the Va Flaggers.

In early December, after a two month long investigation, county officials once again announced that the flag site did not violate any ordinances and was free to fly on private property.

In the meantime, much press attention was given to a woman who filed a permit to raise a large "Black Lives Matter" flag in her back yard in Stafford.  Her antics made national news and her "go fund me" page quickly raised $8,500 of the $25,000 she claimed to need to raise the flag.

This morning, we received news that Susan Kosior, the woman behind the Black Lives Matter flag raising scheme, has officially thrown in the towel.  Apparently, her fund raising efforts fell flat and the $8,500 she raised was not enough for a pole, much less the installation and flag cost.

After facing criticism from neighbors and citizens, Ms. Kosior has announced she is giving up the project entirely and moving back to New York.

We have no idea what will become of the money collected for the flag that will never be raised, but we certainly wish we could personally send a thank you note to every donor for (apparently) financing her move back to New York...and OUT OF DIXIE.

If this isn't #winning, we don't know what is.  ;)

In the meantime, all of the press attention apparently stirred up and emboldened local troublemakers, who managed to vandalize the site in early October.  The pole was spray painted and the criminals attempted to cut the cable and steal the flag.  They failed.

The graffiti was quickly removed, the damaged cable replaced, and video surveillance cameras added to the site.

Yesterday, our Guardians from the Stafford Light Artillery SCV Camp #2247 spent the morning changing out the 20x30 Army of Tennessee flag.  The existing flag was beginning to show slight wear and it was removed for repairs, and a new flag was raised in its place.
Many thanks to all of you whose support makes the installation and maintenance of these flag sites the landowners who step up and lease us the property...and to all of our Guardians of the Flags who volunteer to maintain and care for the sites.

We are pleased to be wrapping up 2017 with more flags flying than when the year started, several more projects under construction...and one less meddlesome Yankee in the Commonwealth.


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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dixie Rising: Another Roadside Memorial Battle Flag Raised in Virginia!

Our friends at the Lane Armistead SCV Camp #1772 in Mathews County, Virginia completed work over the weekend on their FOURTH roadside battle flag installation! 

At 60', this is their tallest pole to date and flies in a great location on Rt. 14 just outside of Mathews, where a dedication ceremony will be held this Saturday at noon. 
Congratulations to the men of the Lane-Armistead SCV Camp #1772!


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New Billboard in Charlottesville, Va Honors Robert E Lee

Six months ago, the Va Flaggers leased space for a billboard in Charlottesville, Virginia for November, 2017.  At the time, it was the first available opening and our intentions were to run a billboard exposing Wes Bellamy’s immoral and indecent behavior, and Charlottesville City Council’s vote to violate state law in attempting to remove the Robert E. Lee monument from LEE Park.  As the time for production drew near, and in light of recent events in the city, we decided to change course and use an entirely different approach.  

The following is a photo of the billboard, installed last week at a busy intersection in the heart of downtown Charlottesville:

We are pleased with the results…a simple message of truth, with a goal of educating citizens who have heard nothing but lies and false narratives from the monument haters, and heaping hot coals on the heads of Charlottesville City Council and the leftist extremists who control that town and appear hell bent on destroying it.

Poll after poll indicates that the overwhelming majority of Virginians are opposed to the destruction of veterans’ monuments and memorials and the backlash over the recent wave of PC monument removals and name changes is expected to play a huge role in today's election, after Democratic candidates for state office made it clear that if elected, they intend to tear down any monument or memorial they, or their extremist base deem “offensive”, while Republican candidates have vowed to protect our history and heritage.  

We hope this billboard will encourage citizens to learn more about the faith and character of Robert E. Lee, and reject the false narrative being pushed by the left.

Many thanks to each and every one of you whose generous support help to make this billboard possible. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Ceremony Planned to Dedicate 14 New Confederate Memorials In Richmond


"Though their hands were small and not hardened in battle, their service to the Confederacy looms large."

On Friday March 13th, 1863, eighteen-year-old Mary Ryan was at work at the Confederate States Laboratory on Brown’s Island. The small ammunition factory had several hundred employees, most of whom were young women between the ages of twelve and twenty. The work, which often required small hands, was vitally important to the Confederate war effort, which suffered often from shortages in the supply of ammunition.
The C.S. Laboratory was divided into six departments, and Mary Ryan worked in the last one. Seated at the end of a table with a handful of other employees, she was filling friction primers–the devices used to ignite gunpowder inside a cannon. This was dangerous work. In fact, the superintendent Captain Wesley N. Smith had reminded her of that during his routine inspection of the facility just fifteen minutes prior. Shortly after 11:00 AM, Mary noticed that the primer had gotten stuck and so she struck the table three times to dislodge the primer. Upon the third strike, the primer ignited and an explosion sent her flying upwards. The first explosion ignited other materials in the room, causing a second, much-larger explosion that destroyed the building completely.
The Confederate munitions factory on Brown's Island exploded with a fury that killed more than 40 of its female workers, most of whom were immigrants with little resources, and were laid to rest in unmarked graves throughout the city. 
In 2014, the Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter #2, Virginia Society, Order of the Confederate Rose (OCR) raised the needed funds to mark 14 of the graves in Shockoe Hill Cemetery in Richmond.  A ceremony was held in March of 2014 to dedicate the markers.  

Almost immediately after that project was completed, the Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter began to raise money to mark 14 more graves, this time at Hollywood Cemetery, and earlier this year, fundraising for the nearly $8,000 needed was completed. 

The stones have been fabricated and will be set this week and a dedication ceremony will be held this Saturday, October 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Gettysburg gazebo in Hollywood Cemetery.

Hosted by the Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter #2, OCR, the ceremony will include a Confederate color guard and rifle salute, keynote remarks by Ms. Teresa Roane, and historical information.  Please plan to attend and help us honor these young victims of Lincoln’s illegal war on the South.

Across the country, our monuments and memorials are under daily attack by those who would wish to see our history and heritage, and the memory of the Confederate soldier, wiped completely from the face of the earth.  While continuing to fight these defensive battles is our primary focus, the placement of new flags, monuments, and memorials is also a top priority.  These 14 new memorials, placed when so many are under threat of removal, is a testimony to the hard work and dedication to the men and women of the Captain Sally Tompkins OCR and we offer our sincere thanks and admiration.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Silver Lining: Monument Vandals Are Catalysts for Much Needed Cleaning and Restoration of Confederate Memorials


Early Tuesday morning, October 17th, we received word that the Jefferson Davis Monument on Monument Avenue in Richmond had been hit by vandals some time overnight, who spray painted "Racist" on the front of the pedestal.

Our folks were on the scene before noon and reported that the city already had dispatched crews to clean the monument.

Monument Guards remained on the scene all day, talking with law enforcement, local press, and local citizens about the vandalism. By 4:00 p.m. the monument was completely cleaned up.

Unfortunately, vandals struck AGAIN Tuesday night, painting the monument again some time before dawn...

This time, the city had crews out early Wednesday morning, and the monument was clean before noon.

Last night, we doubled up our Monument Patrols, and at dawn, Monument Guards  reported in that Jeff Davis, and all of the monuments, had been spared the vandals' attacks overnight. They reported heavy police presence throughout the night and increased awareness by Monument Avenue residents, angered by the senseless criminal acts. 

We will be looking to increase our Monument Guards presence over the next few weeks, in light of these back to back attacks and the growing rage from leftists as they are turned back at every attempt to eradicate our history and heritage in the Commonwealth.

If you would like to volunteer to help in these patrols, please contact us at

We are also working with Richmond Crime Stoppers to establish a reward for information leading to the arrest of the individuals responsible for these crimes. Stay tuned for more information.


Finally, I wanted to give a big Flagger shoutout to all of the Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Take Em Down, and other various leftist activist groups for what has been an unintended, but happy consequence of their actions.  

Whenever they desecrate one of our monuments with paint, the memorials end up getting a (in many cases) much needed cleaning. The Stonewall Jackson monument at Manassas was vandalized a few weeks ago, and after the NPS was finished with the clean up (within 24 hours) the photos of the monument after the restoration were stunning!  These folks are unwittingly contributing to the much need cleaning up and restoring of our monuments, all across the country!

Before and after pics from Manassas below...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Charlottesville Judge Rules State Law Protecting War Memorials DOES Retroactively Apply


A Charlottesville Circuit Judge today issued rulings that DENIED the city’s request to dismiss the lawsuits filed to prevent removal, ruled that the monument IS, in fact, RETROACTIVELY covered by state law, asked for more documentation to confirm it’s a war memorial, and left the injunction preventing removal in place!!

Partial victory and more delays, all the while preventing removal, is a GREAT day for the citizens of the Commonwealth... and a huge loss for the haters on City Council.

It's not over yet.  The judge gave the plantiffs 21 days to provide additional evidence to support the fact that the monument is a war memorial.

21 days to prove that the 14' bronze statutes of WAR Between The States full military gear...on their WAR WAR Between the States period tack... are in fact WAR Memorials.

Meanwhile, the monuments remain and momentum to push back against the monument destroyers continues to build, AND his ruling today that monuments are RETROACTIVELY covered by state law should serve to quell the isolated monument removal rumblings across the Commonwealth, including the Capital of the Confederacy.

"... the judge said he could not conclude that the General Assembly intended to leave certain memorials unprotected based on when they were built and whether they were built in a city or a county. 'Logic and common sense prevent me from reaching such a conclusion,' Moore wrote."

Logic and common sense...refreshing!

No ruling was issued today on the issue of the (illegal) tarps, which remain on the monuments.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

City Leaders Transform Charlottesville's Parks into Dump Sites at Taxpayer Expense

Monday night, just a few blocks away from City Hall, and WHILE City Council was in session, the illegal tarp covering the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville was removed...  for the SIXTH time. God bless the Patriots who continue to stand and defend the honor of Lee, Jackson, and the memory of all the gallant men who served under them.
From a FOIA request, we now know it cost Charlottesville taxpayers approx $1500 each time they re-tarp our monuments.  We can't help but wonder if this nonsense would continue if City Council members were forced to pay for this out of their own pockets...?

This morning, the tarp was replaced and city workers erected a shoddy "fence" in both Lee and Jackson Parks, apparently in an attempt to prevent citizens from removing the illegal tarps.

Before and after photos of Lee Park tell quite a story.  What once was a beautiful park... looks like more like a dump site.

Welcome to Wes Bellamy's Charlottesville!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Confederate Monument in City of Virginia Beach Can't Be Moved, City Attorney Says


Finally... a City Attorney who understands state law, and politicians who understand the will of the people and want to keep their jobs.

The monuments are protected by state law and poll after poll shows the overwhelming majority of citizens want them to remain. It is a good sign to see a major city willing to stand up to the bullies and not waste taxpayer money on unnecessary law suits and expenses.

We can win this fight. Keep the skeer on. Call your local, state and federal legislators today and tell them you want our monuments protected and our history and heritage preserved.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

"We Are No Charlottesville" - Anti-Monument Agitators Shut Down During Day of Protests in Richmond

Once again, Richmond, State and Capitol police are to be commended for their swift and certain actions, careful planning, and willingness to enforce the law yesterday. We had worked closely with law enforcement in the weeks leading up to September 16, and are grateful for their cooperation.
Thel Black Lives Matter /Antifa/take em down crowd was tuned back at each monument they attempted to swarm yesterday and sent back to VCU to march through their own turf. Troublemakers were quickly arrested and a clear message sent that RVA is not Charlottesville and will not tolerate chaos and mayhem. Four were people wearing masks in public, two people were arrested for weapons charges, and one was arrested for disorderly conduct. No one was injured.

At last check at dawn this morning, RVA Monument Guards reported NO vandalism at any of the Confederate memorials and a continued police presence. Considering the number of monuments that stand in the Capital of the Confederacy, and the number of communist anti-monument agitators in town yesterday, that is something we can all can be very proud of.
The Va Flaggers offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our local law enforcement officers. They patiently endured the taunts, rude behavior and profanity from the anti monument crowd, protected any monument supporters, and made sure our memorials were not touched.
Anti-monument agitator arrests: 7
Monument supporter arrests: 0
Monuments vandalized: 0
Monuments removed: 0
Sounds a lot like #winning

LOL. Spelling counts! "RICMOND"?!?
PS. RICHMOND is still the Capital of the Confederacy. Always will be. We keep trying to tell can't change history.  So, how about YOU go home?!?!?!