The Virginia Flaggers invite all of our friends and supporters to join us as we pause to give thanks to Almighty God for our bountiful blessings and continued shield of protection against our foes. We wish you and yours a blessed and very Happy Thanksgiving and encourage you all to follow the example set by President Jefferson Davis:
"...Now, therefore, I, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, do issue this, my proclamation, setting apart Thursday, the 18th day of September inst., as a day of prayer and thanksgiving to Almighty God for the great mercies vouchsafed to our people, and more especially for the triumph of our arms at Richmond and Manassas;
and I do hereby invite the people of the Confederate States to meet on that day at their respective places of public worship, and to unite in rendering thanks and praise to God for these great mercies, and to implore Him to conduct our country safely through the perils which surround us, to the final attainment of the blessings of peace and security. Given under my hand and the seal of the Confederate States, at Richmond, this fourth day of September, A.D. 1862"