Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rockbridge County TCO Board to Vote on "Appropriateness" of Confederate Flag Today

Since our last report, we have been very busy and have much to share, starting with recent developments in Lexington, Virginia.

As you may recall, at the request of the landowner, we temporarily removed the 60 West Memorial Battle Flag pole and flag that was raised on Lee-Jackson Day earlier this year.

Since then, we have filed a request for a "Certificate of Appropriateness" from the Rockbridge County Tourism Corridor Overlay Board.  Our application is on the agenda to be discussed and voted on by the board at its monthly meeting at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

We have also filed for a building permit for the same site, to reinstall the flag and pole once the certificate is issued.

In the meantime, the fallout from the harassment by Rockbridge County has been swift and overwhelming.  We have applied for and received a building permit to double the size of the first flag site at Jackson's Farm on Rt. 60 East on the east size of Lexington.  What was a 50' pole will soon be 100'.  

We also have several new interstate sites under development in Lexington, and this order of poles is complete and will be shipping soon...
Over a dozen landowners on Rt. 60 in Lexington have contacted us about having memorial battle flags placed on their property.  We are in the process of reaching out to each one and lining up the installations.

Thanks, Rockbridge County. You effectively traded one flag (temporarily) for a whole mess of new ones.

One day these people are going to learn to LEAVE US ALONE.

As always, we appreciate your continued and generous support.  We have no intention of backing down.

"Obstacles may retard, they cannot long prevent, the progress of a movement sanctified by its justice and sustained by a virtuous people." -- Jefferson Davis


Unknown said...

"Certificate of Appropriateness"?!
What in the hell does that even mean?!
The ONLY things not allowed, is the verbal threats of violence, and proclaiming false emergency in a public place....THATS IT!
Everything else protected freedom of speech and expression, contrary to your ideas otherwise!
The law does not protect you or anyone, from non violent speech or expression, simply because you find it offensive or "inappropriate"!
....your lack of factual history, and willingness to circumvent the public's 1st Amendment rights is what's inappropriate Rockbridge County!

Maeve Magdalen said...

It's more than one flag that was taken down.
There was the prohibition of Confederate Flags for Lee-Jackson festivities flying from the city's poles...
There was the "cleansing" of Lee's Chapel...
Let us consider renaming Hwy 60 "Avenue of Confederate Honor." May God bless all those stepping forward to prevent the America-haters from spreading their hate.