Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Richmond Judge Rules LEE Monument Will STAY Until Lawsuit Appeal Is Heard


Photo:  Monument Avenue a few days ago.  The beauty of the trees and fog hides most of the hate shown in the Capital of the Confederacy over the past few months.  The general rides high above the filth!


A mixed bag out of Richmond today:

Bad news: A Richmond Circuit court judge dismissed the case filed by Monument Avenue residents to stop Governor Northam from tearing down the magnificent Robert E Lee memorial on Monument Avenue.

GOOD NEWS: The same judge ordered that the injunction preventing Northam from touching the monuments stays in place until the appeal, which won’t be heard until NEXT YEAR!!


God bless all those who had the courage to bring this lawsuit and the attorneys who bravely represented them in court. 
Be of good courage, Virginians. God WILL vindicate.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Cooter's Place Web Host Demands Removal of Battle Flag Items



Most of you are well aware that Ben "Cooter" Jones is a descendant of Confederate Veterans, and a fierce defender of our history and heritage, something very rare among celebrities today.  You might not know that he and Ms. Alma are also dear friends and steadfast supporters of the Virginia Flaggers.

When we heard yesterday that he was having trouble with his stores' website, we contacted him immediately to offer our assistance, and true to form, by the end of the conversation, he wound up boosting my spirits and encouraging me, instead of the other way around. :)

Please take a look at the video message from Ben below, followed by his latest correspondence.  By the end of the weekend, all Confederate flag merchandise will be removed from his website.  PLEASE KNOW that this is TEMPORARY while his folks work to move to a new platform.

In the meantime, we are asking our supporters to go to the site and order something BEFORE THE END OF THE WEEKEND to show Ben how much we appreciate EVERYTHING he does for our Cause, AND to help pay for the transition to the new site, which will be costly. 

PLEASE take a moment to visit the website here... https://cootersplace.com/pages/shop-cooters

or give them a call and place your order over the phone...



(615) 872-8358

Message from Ben Jones AKA "Cooter"


Hey Y'all,

My daddy used to tell me, "Don't put your business in the street..." He was an old-school railroad man. He mostly kept his opinions to himself, and he had a traditional sense of what should be private. 

But in show business and in politics, two careers I've had in which I'd like to think I have been reasonably successful, what you do and think becomes public, and even the things that should be private have a way of "getting out there."

So as much as I like to keep my business "close to the vest" we have suddenly found ourselves in a position in which I must speak out and also ask for the support of our friends and fans. For the last few years, our online business has been handled by a company called "Shopify", which is based up in Canada. Its a big internet outfit and works in many countries. But like so much business in the digital age, it does not have a personal touch.

Out of nowhere, totally unexpected, an unsigned e-mail arrived from Shopify which informed us that we were in violation of their "hateful content" policy, and if we didn't remove everything with the Confederate Battle Flag on it within 10 days, they were going to pull the plug on our business, basically putting our internet shop out of business. 

You can probably guess what my response is. We have a really distinguished attorney, a man of character and intellect. He is dealing with that aspect of it, letting them know that this is a punitive action on their part and an unexpected body blow to our company. We will be pursuing this as a legal matter, while at the same time telling "Shopify" to "fold it four ways, tie a ribbon around it, and put it where the moon don't shine!" That is nicest way I can put it.

For we are Christian people. The Flag is a Christian Cross, the Crucifixion Cross of St. Andrew, who was thought to be Christ's first Disciple. It is a symbol which has been used for 2,000 years in his honor and memory.  We honor the spirit and sacrifice of all of the South's people, and I share the blood of my African brothers and sisters. The Dukes of Hazzard has a huge African-American following, and that audience has enjoyed the sweet nature and good fun of our show as much as anyone in the 40+ nations where our show has been seen, for over 40 years now.

As one who was deeply involved in the Civil RIghts Movement of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and as one who is descended from a slave, and as one who personally knows and cares about hundreds of our African/American fans, I am offended close to the point of rage at this latest example of narrow minded sanctimony and political correctness. It is dividing our nation on a daily basis. It is wrong, and the people behind it are wrong.

So we are transferring everything to another internet web host. But that is an enormous job and will take some time. In the meanwhile, we've put all our merchandise with images of our beloved flag on sale. The sale will last through Monday, Oct. 12th. By then we'll say goodbye to Shopify.

The truly intolerant and narrow minded bigots are those who have no idea about the good hearts and the undying love of those of us who side with Uncle Jesse rather than George Soros. What kind of people would we be if we just caved to these self-righteous and narrow minded people?

Unlike these boneheads, we understand our culture, our heritage, and the great and colorblind television show that has made millions of friends around the world, who understand that our show is about people looking out for one another, regardless of their color or age or politics or whether or not they are poor or are millionaires. Hazzard Nation is a loving bunch of people who are not impressed by the latest political idiocy. 

Hang in there,
Ben Jones aka "Cooter"

Now, here is how Shopify defines "Hateful Content".

Hateful content: You may not use the Services to promote or condone hate or violence against people based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, veteran status or other forms of discriminatory intolerance. You may not use the Services to promote or support organizations, platforms or people that: (i) promote or condone such hate; or (ii) threaten or condone violence to further a cause.

Does that sound like us to you?? Seems to me that we do is the opposite of "hateful content".

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Confederate Air Force Flies High in Richmond


Earlier this afternoon, The Virginia Flaggers sponsored a banner plane that flew for several hours over the NASCAR race at Richmond International Raceway and portions of downtown RichmondThe promotion, code named “Confederate Air Force”, featured a large Confederate Battle Flag and the message “STILL THE CSA CAPITAL”, and served to remind Mayor Stoney, Governor Northam, and their extreme leftist Democrat friends in the Virginia legislature, that no matter how many graves they desecrate, monuments and memorials they destroy, or street or school names they erase, it does not change the fact that Richmond was, and always will be world renown as the “The Capital of the Confederacy”. 

Recent polls confirm that the majority of the citizens of the Commonwealth overwhelmingly OPPOSE Virginia democrats’ hate-filled, violent destruction of our history and heritage, and this plane sent the message loud and clear that those of us who understand the true history of the South, and understand the honor and valor of the citizen-soldier who answered the call to defend hearth and home against invasion,  will continue to do our duty to remember their courage and sacrifice.

Once known as the “Grandest Avenue in the South” and celebrated as one of Richmond’s top tourism draws, Monument Avenue now resembles a desolate war zone after months of riots and violent protests, encouraged and celebrated by Virginia democrats. Historic art has been destroyed and vandalized, with vulgar profanity and anti-law enforcement messages painted on public and private property, and left on full display by city officials.  When this campaign of terror and destruction finally ends, and even if they manage to destroy every Veterans’ memorial in the Commonwealth in the process, one thing is certain, the names of Lee and Jackson, and the men who bravely fought under their command, will be spoken with reverence and honor by true Virginians long after those who are attempting to tarnish their memory are gone and forgotten. 

“The vandals of Monument Avenue do not diminish these men; that is not within their power.  They merely diminish themselves, which is entirely within their power.”  ~ H.V. Traywick, Jr.  

The Virginia Flaggers is a Richmond-based, grass roots organization of citizens of the Commonwealth who stand AGAINST those who would desecrate our Confederate monuments and memorials, and FOR our Confederate veterans.  We are committed to preserving the true history of the Commonwealth and appreciate the outpouring of support in the past few months from outraged citizens, determined to help end the campaign of terror that is being waged against our Confederate dead.  We stand by our pledge to raise new Memorial Battle Flags and War Memorials for every one removed, destroyed, or desecrated.   

Friday, July 24, 2020

Virginia Taliban Removes Confederate Memorials and Artifacts from Old House Chamber Museum Under Cover of Darkness

Under cover of darkness, and against the wishes of the majority of Virginia's citizens, House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, oordered the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the state Capitol Thursday along with busts and artifacts representing eight men who served in the Confederacy. The statuary removed Thursday night was located in the Old House Chamber, a room where delegates met before the building was expanded, which is now used as a museum and for historical tours, ironically, exactly where these leftists typically say our Confederate memorials belong. 
The Virginia Democrat Taliban continues its work. Remember how they said statues and artifacts belonged in a museum?  Apparently not.   The statues were in a museum called the OLD House Chamber where the events of the War Between the States era actually occurred and where the legislature of the Confederacy actually met are now removed.
Virginia has a unique and remarkable history.... and we exist now on the same spot where it all unfolded. NOT commemorating that history and the people who were legendary leaders 150 years ago is anti-intellectual and anti-American.
Last night’s secret removal is shameful.
Remember it was Democrats who acted like the Taliban.  Remember and support only those who will replace everything removed once we regain control of the Commonwealth. 
Filler-Corn’s office sclaims the state constitution and the rules of the House gave her the authority to make changes to the space, including by removing artifacts.

Filler-Corn was born in New York, and raised in New Jersey
She announced that she formed a “Speaker’s Advisory Group on State Capitol Artifacts” to advise her on what to do with the removed memorials and possible further actions. She appointed Del. Delores McQuinn, D-Richmond, to oversee the group.
“The artifacts at the Capitol are a painful reminder of the deep-rooted wounds of slavery and 401 years of oppression,” McQuinn said in a statement. “These Confederate artifacts are constant reminders of individuals who had no intentions of guaranteeing justice, equality and equity for all. I am proud of Speaker Filler-Corn for taking this action to not only remove these hateful symbols, but also create a process to make sure our State Capitol reflects our ideals.”
In a statement, Minority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, criticized the statue’s removal:
“The Speaker’s statement reaffirming her commitment to telling the whole history of the Commonwealth is perplexing, given the fact that that the Lee statute in the old House chamber literally marks the spot where Lee accepted his general’s commission, setting off some of the most historic and tragic events in our nation’s history. Unlike the Lee monument on Monument Avenue, this statue is a historical marker. Another historical reality is that the Capitol building itself served as the Confederate Capitol, a fact that should no doubt force the Speaker’s new Advisory Group to recommend that it be razed to the ground.”

This is heartbreaking, to say the least, but certainly doesn't come as a surprise to any of us who have watched the Democrats and their EVIL, vindictive actions since they gained control of our legislature in November.

We understand, like few others, that all of this destruction and desecration is because 150+ years later, liberal Democrats are still terrified of the Confederacy and what we stood for...and they know full well it had NOTHING to do with slavery or race.

It was the last time Godly men of honor and valor had the courage to stand against evil tyranny...and THAT scares them to death.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Jackson Falls as Richmond Mayor Orders the Destruction of Historic Monument Avenue

The destruction of the “Grandest Avenue in the South” has begun. Just moments after Richmond Mayor Lamar Stoney announced that he had ordered every Confederate monument removed, a giant crane arrived and began the task of removing the magnificent Stonewall Jackson statue from the massive monument on which is sat, quietly watching over the city, for just a few months shy of 100 years.

The scene was absolute chaos, with crowds of monument haters cheering and jeering as the work took place.  
ONE YOUNG MAN, a Richmond resident, dared to make his way into the crowd and speak out in favor of saving the monument.  Watch how he was violently attacked and then led out like a criminal...

Click here to view video

His flag was stolen and burned at the monument shortly after he was removed.  We have reached out to him and confirmed that he is ok, thankfully. 

We now endorse a full and complete boycott of the once beautiful city. God help those left behind in the burnt out remains. We encourage all decent folks to stay out of the city limits. City leaders have let godless radicals have complete control and it is no longer safe for anyone to visit for any reason.

Apparently, Stoney could not find anyone locally to help him.  These are the folks he hired to do his dirty work...

Smedley Crane out of Connecticut.

(800) 679-9738

What is happening in the Capital of the Confederacy is no surprise to us. We knew after the democrats gained control of our legislature in November that they would make it a priority to take out their revenge on true, God fearing Virginians by destroying our sacred memorials.
It’s also no surprise to our Savior, who, as hard as it is to see right now, is still in control.
Evil may have the upper hand today, but will not prevail as long as WE do what is expected of us. What is our duty.
Those of you with children must teach them.
You must teach them that once Americans were brave enough to fight against tyranny; that great Christian men such as Lee, Stuart, Jackson and Davis led them; that the South was Right to resist and our Heroes wore Grey.
Teach them so that the thousands of boys in grey did not die in vain and their names and brave deeds will NEVER be erased, no matter how much the heathens rage.

In the meantime, know that we are exploring every legal option available, and are working on a couple of things that will, God willing, materialize in the next few days....AND...we plan to make good on our promise to raise a flag and place a monument for every one removed.

Thank you Mayor Stoney, for the inspiration for our next mega flag, the General Thomas J “Stonewall” Jackson Memorial Battle Flag. We are actively seeking property in the Richmond area for the installation. Please contact us at vaflaggers@gmail.com if you can assist.

God bless the eternal memory of Gen. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, and God save the South!

Monday, June 22, 2020

NASCAR gets FLAGGED! Dixie Takes Her Stand in Talladega

Just before the race at Talladega yesterday, a banner plane, sponsored by Save Southern Heritage-SC and the SCV flew over the track, with a big, beautiful battle flag, and the message "DEFUND NASCAR"!

For those who are not aware, NASCAR recently implemented a COMPLETE ban on the Confederate battle flag, warning that fans who attempt to even wear a ball cap with a battle flag on it could face arrest...

This announcement came as officials ALSO declared that drivers and employees WILL be allowed to kneel during the National Anthem, a reversal of their previous policy.  We STRONGLY urge all Southerners to boycott NASCAR AND contact all sponsors and let them know you will boycott them, too, as long as they sponsor the Un Patriotic and Un American NASCAR.

In the meantime, God bless all those who are not going away quietly into the night.  From this scene driving past the trucks at the front gate...
To a rolling flag rally organized and carried out in Talladega yesterday...
It looks like Alabama NASCAR fans are not going down without a fight, to the dismay of NASCAR Executive Steve O'Donnell, who obviously was bothered enough by the flyover to take to social media to call Confederate flag supporters "Jackasses".
KUDOS to Save Southern Heritage-SC and the SCV for sponsoring the banner plane, and God bless each and every one who decided to stand and fight in Talladega.  We hope this continues at each race. 

Friday, May 1, 2020

The South Mourns the Loss of Va Flagger Spokesman Barry Isenhour

This is the most difficult Va Flaggers update I have had to write, to date.  Even now, several days after his passing, I am having great difficulty putting down the words I need to share. 

Earlier this week, after a brief illness, Va Flagger Spokesman Barry Isenhour went home to be with his Lord and Savior.  To say we, his friends, family, and compatriots are devastated is a gross understatement.  Many of you know Barry as the public face of the Virginia Flaggers, a volunteer role he stepped into and filled without hesitation, and with eloquence and Southern charm, but there was so much more to Barry.

I met Barry in the few first few weeks of flagging in Richmond, back in 2011.  We became fast friends.  He said I reminded him of his sister, so I became "Sis" and he called me that ever since.  Barry was a Tar Heel and quick to tell you so, but he was also a proud defender of his adopted home, Virginia.  He was highly educated and knowledgeable in many areas, and had the unique gift of being able to talk to just about anyone about anything.  I can honestly say, that with the exception of our enemies, those "Heathen Yankees and Scalawags", as he called them, I never heard him say a harsh word about anyone.

Barry was, first and foremost, a Christian, and he reminded me, almost daily, that if we ever took our eyes of Christ and tried to move forward in our will instead of His, we were doomed to failure.  His trust and faith was in Christ alone and my faith was strengthened from the influence.

It is hard to list everything did for me, the Virginia Flaggers, and our Cause.  In addition to his duties as spokesperson, Barry headed up our Guardians of the Flags across the Commonwealth, organizing flag repairs, participating in almost every flag replacement, delivering flags from Lexington to Danville, and constantly reminding me when we needed more.  He also personally saw to the replacement of the Third National flags in Hollywood Cemetery.  His last communication to me before he died was to make sure we had received new flags for that purpose and to ask me to make sure they were replaced.  I honestly cannot remember a time that I asked something of Barry and he said "no".  He was ALWAYS willing to go and do whatever was needed.

He enjoyed a good cigar, a good hot dog, and spending time alone in cemeteries with "his boys", as he called our veterans.

He was ALWAYS an encourager.  If I ever got down or feeling a little defeated, he was quick to send encouragement, usually laced in scripture, and get me back on focus.

He also had the ability to produce, without argument, the loudest, most fierce rendition of the Rebel Yell of anyone I have EVER known.

The South has lost one of its most dedicated and devoted defenders.

Barry's political experience in the Tea Party and other groups made him a natural working behind the scenes in Virginia politics.  He was our point man in the General Assembly and attended almost every relative committee meeting and vote over the past several years.  He was a dedicated flagger, having logged thousands of hours flagging in Richmond, from 2011 to just a few weeks ago.  He was a key member of our monument patrols, helping to organize and always willing to fill a slot when needed. 

All of this and so much more than I can list here means that his passing has left a void in our organization that I honestly don't know how we will fill, but more painful to me is the loss of a dear, true, loyal friend, something that is not easy to find in these times.

Due to the current restrictions due to the flu outbreak, a memorial service will be held at a later date.  We are in discussions about several ways we want to honor Barry's memory, hopefully to include a flag site to be dedicated in his memory, among other tributes... but if I know Barry, I believe he would say that the best way to honor his memory is to pick up the flag he has now laid down and continue the work he began.

He never, ever quit, or backed down from a fight.

I wrote this down once, after he said it to me, and I'm so glad I did...

"The Va Flaggers run TO the Colors, not away from them, because we understand that the battle is won or lost there, beneath the cross of St Andrew."  ~ Barry Isenhour

In the midst of great grief, I rejoice today, knowing that Barry received his eternal reward on Tuesday, and I imagine the reunion in heaven was a joyous one, with throngs of our men in gray waiting to cheer him home.

Tell them we will not abandon the field of honor, bro, and we will join you soon.

God bless the eternal memory of Barry Isenhour, and God Save the South!

Susan Lee
Va Flaggers

Friday, April 3, 2020

NEW Mega Battle Flag Raised in Franklin County - Va Flaggers Vow To Continue Push Back Against the Left's Onslaught

Earlier today, the Va Flaggers raised a 10’x15’ Memorial Battle flag on a 50’ pole on property adjacent to Route 40 in Franklin County.
At the request of the landowner, the flag was dedicated to the Glory of God, in memory and honor of all Confederate soldiers, and specifically to honor the men who fought in the 10th Va Cavalry, Co K along side his ancestor, who is buried nearby.

Due to restrictions in place in the Commonwealth, we were unable to have a ceremony, nor have any of our folks even attend the flag raising. We will have a formal dedication when it is deemed safe to to do so. Stay tuned for updates.
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Sky High Poles for their help with this installation, each and every one of you whose generous support makes these projects possible, and the men of the Lt Gen Wade Hampton SCV Camp 273, Columbia, SC who donated the first flag that was raised at the site today.
This is the 31st roadside Memorial battle flag that the Va Flaggers have raised in the Commonwealth since September of 2013.
The attacks against the honor and virtue of our Confederate dead have reached a fevered pitch in the Commonwealth. Our Governor is poised to sign legislation, thanks to a new democratic majority in our legislature, that will allow localities to destroy war memorials. For every flag or monument moved or removed, we promise another will rise to take its place. It’s the least we can do, considering their sacrifice.

We have not yet begun to fight.

All glory to God.
All honor the the Confederate soldier.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

**BREAKING NEWS** Va Flaggers Raise Another Roadside Battle Flag in Virginia


The Virginia Flaggers are pleased to report the installation of a NEW Roadside Memorial Battle Flag in the Commonwealth!  This flag, our 30th since we raised our first one in September of 2013, was raised earlier this morning to the Glory of God, and in honor and memory of Virginia’s Confederate Veterans, on Rt. 40 in Pittsylvania County, on a busy stretch that is heavily traveled by travelers and tourists headed to Smith Mountain Lake. 

We want to thank Governor Northam and Virginia Democrats for the uptick in folks contacting us about putting battle flags on their property.  It seems their disgraceful attempts to denigrate our history and heritage, dishonor our veterans, and desecrate our monuments and memorials has backfired and hopefully will be the catalyst to wake the sleeping giant of Confederate resistance in the Commonwealth and help to turn Virginia back in the right direction.

Site #31 is in progress.  Stay tuned for information on the upcoming flag raising/dedication service.

Many thanks to each and every one of you whose generous support makes all of this possible.  Without your contributions, and the dedication and hard work of an army of volunteers, construction on new sites and maintenance of existing ones would be impossible.

All glory to God.  All honor to the Confederate soldier. 

To assist with our Interstate Battle Flags and ongoing Heritage Defense projects, please make checks payable to “The Virginia Flaggers” and mail to:

P.O. Box 393  Sutherland VA  23885
Or contribute through PayPal, here: