Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Judge Rules Against Family of General A.P. Hill in Lawsuit to Stop Grave Desecration


A. P. Hill Monument, Richmond, Virginia Photo Courtesy Judy Smith Photography
A judge has ruled in favor of the city of Richmond in a lawsuit concerning the A.P. Hill statue, potentially clearing the way for the removal of the 130-year-old monument.

In his ruling, Judge David Eugene Cheek Sr. said city officials and not Hill’s descendants get to decide where the statue goes next. While the city wants to give it to the Black History Museum, the descendants wanted it placed in another location.

The plaintiffs still have the opportunity to appeal, and the statue likely won’t be taken down immediately.  While we await the plaintiffs' decision as to the possibility of an appeal, we would like to offer our sincere thanks to S. Braxton Puryear, Esq. and the Hill family for their valiant fight to date on behalf of the general.  

We released the following statement in response to a media request:

The Virginia Flaggers are disgusted, but certainly not surprised that a judge has refused to block the city's plan to desecrate the grave of a war veteran by digging up the remains of a soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving his life on the field of battle.  By refusing the family's reasonable request to move the memorial and his remains to a cemetery of their choosing, and pushing forward with plans to turn them over to the Black History Museum, Stoney is proving what most of us have long known:  that his rabid and illegal cultural cleansing has nothing to do with "unity and inclusion" but is in fact designed to do everything possible to further divide the community by willfully discriminating against a large portion of the population, solely based on hate for a culture and heritage that is different than his own.

Despite the fact that poll after poll has shown that the majority of the citizens of the Commonwealth oppose the destruction of historical memorials, democrats seem hell bent on eliminating any trace of the city’s rich history and heritage, in an attempt to appease the small, but howling mob of “social justice” terrorists who demand their removal, and Republicans, who were swept into office last fall on the heels of the riots and monument destruction, have also been complicit by their silence and inaction.  

We are reminded of a quote by Confederate Admiral Raphael Semmes...”live asses  will kick at dead lions.”  That certainly appears to be the case in the once great Capital city.

Monday, September 5, 2022

"All Glory to God, All Honor to our Confederate Ancestors": Virginia Flaggers Celebrate Anniversary, Thanking God, Supporters, and Volunteers


Eleven years ago today, a group of Confederates who barely knew each other got together and decided to take a stand at the Confederate Memorial Chapel in Richmond, Virginia.
None of them could have had any idea what the next eleven years would bring, but God knew, and they believe He was preparing their hearts and hands for what lay ahead. On their 11th anniversary, they pause to thank each and every person whose prayers and support have carried them to this point, and look to the future with renewed determination and a fresh commitment to STAND, FIGHT, and NEVER BACK DOWN!

"All glory to God. All honor to our Confederate ancestors."
On Labor Day, they want to thank all of those who are working hard today, and all year long to help maintain their 30+ memorial battle flag sites across the Commonwealth. 

Last month, they received word that the rope on the Rt. 60 Jackson Farm Memorial Battle Flag Site in Lexington had broken and the flag was down.  These repairs can be expensive, as a crane is often needed to install a new rope.

 They put out the word that help was needed... and want to give a HUGE
shoutout to the folks at Topless Tree Works who donated their time and equipment to help the Guardian of the Flag replace the broken rope.
The flag is back up and flying high!
Va Flaggers' Guardians of the Flags in Danville were also busy last month, changing out flags at a half dozen of their Roadside Memorial Battle Flag sites in and around Danville!
The Virginia Flaggers are truly grateful for all of those who give of their time and resources to help keep fresh flags flying and the grounds maintained at these and all of their sites around the Commonwealth, AND to all of those whose generous support and continued prayers make it all possible.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Despite Red Sweep, Democrats Continue Memorial Destruction March


Communists in Farmville, Virginia are at it again today, removing the base of the Confederate Soldiers' Memorial. They were quick to tear it down when Democrats struck down decades old Virginia law protecting all war memorials to allow the desecration and destruction of whatever memorial they decide “offends” them on a particular day. 
Democrats are the cause of all this. Republicans can stop it. 
Contact the Governor today and tell him to act now to stop the desecration and destruction of war memorials.

Friday, March 4, 2022

CSA Flag Day Commemorated Today Across the South

On this date in 1861, the First National Confederate Flag "Stars and Bars" was adopted by the Flag and Seal committee of the Confederate government.
Also on this date in 1865, the Third National Flag, "The Blood Dipped Banner" was adopted by the Confederate Congress as the last official national flag of the Confederacy. 
To commemorate this day, ceremonies and events will be held across the South today, and through the weekend. 

The Virginia Flaggers encourage all to celebrate CSA Flag Day by flying your favorite Confederate Flag, in honor and memory of our Confederate heroes.