An estimated crowd of 350 gathered just outside of Lexington, Virginia on Saturday to raise a huge Confederate Battle Flag and dedicate a new Confederate Memorial Park. While the WOKE mob, parroting false narratives and misinformation circulated by the left, continues its desecration and destruction, their efforts have done very little to stop the descendants of Confederate veterans from continuing to remember and honor their Confederate dead on Memorial Day, and all year long.
In fact, those gathered on this beautiful spring day, pledge to do much more than that.
The ceremony, which included a Confederate Color Guard, Rifle and Artillery Salutes, Bagpipes and special guests including the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Commander-in-Chief Jason Boshers, SCV Chief of Heritage Defense Ron Kennedy, and Virginia Division SCV Commander Tony Griffin, included a dedication of a brand new park, a project of the Stonewall Brigade SCV Camp #1296, which will initially include the mega flag site, a monument park for relocated and new monuments, and much more.
Just miles from the town in which Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson rest, Lee-Jackson Memorial Park was dedicated with the raising of the first 5 Auxiliary flags, which will line the edge of the park. Stonewall Brigade Commander Brandon Dorsey, and Lt. Commander Andy Schindler thanked all those who had contributed funds and man hours to make it possible.
The ceremony culminated with the raising and dedication of the Virginia Flaggers' I-81 Lee-Jackson Park Memorial Battle Flag, a giant 20' x 20' ANV Battle flag, on an 80' pole. The crowd cheered and artillery smoke filled the air as the wind gave her flight, high above Interstate 81. The flag has high visibility on I-81 and will be seen by thousands of motorists daily.
This is the 36th Roadside Memorial Battle Flag that the Virginia Flaggers have raised on roadsides across the Commonwealth, each one dedicated to the Glory of God and in memory of the Confederate Dead.
Following the ceremony, the crowd enjoyed a meal and spent time visiting vendors and learning more about future plans for the Park. One of the highlights was getting a glimpse of the model for the "Lee Rides Again" project. Sculptor Tom Gallo was on hand with the model, which is a replica of the magnificent Robert E Lee monument that was the centerpiece of Monument Avenue n Richmond, for over 130 years until rioters and local and state democrats destroyed it in 2021. The Gordonsville Grays, SCV Camp #2301 has started a campaign to build an exact replica of that monument and it was recently announced that upon completion, it will have a home a Lee-Jackson Park.
The numerous heritage groups involved and those in attendance share a common goal: their commitment to not only protect existing monuments and memorials, but to rebuild and replace any that fall victim to the left's campaign of hate and destruction.
Faith was the cornerstone of the Confederate Cause, and it was foremost in the hearts of the participants on Saturday, as evidenced by the numerous prayers, scripture references, and messages.
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