Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Seven Years Later: Chesapeake's Mega Flag Still Honors Local Soldiers


Seven years ago this past weekend, The Virginia Flaggers dedicated their 26th Roadside Memorial Battle Flag.  

The “Jackson Greys” Memorial Battle Flag was raised in a ceremony in Chesapeake, Virginia. 

The 8' x 8' Army of Northern Virginia flag still flies proudly, adjacent to the Chesapeake expressway, Route 168, a heavily traveled route to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The flag honors the Jackson Greys, Company A, of the 61st Virginia Infantry Regiment from the War for Southern Independence. The Jackson Greys were a company recruited from the Chesapeake Virginia area and named in honor of James W. Jackson, a Southern Martyr and hotel owner in Alexandria, Virginia who was killed by a group of Federal soldiers in his hotel while defending his property.

The Virginia Flaggers is a grass-roots organization dedicated to defending the honor of Virginia's Confederate Veterans, and pushing back against the left's vicious assaults on the Commonwealth's history and heritage, and desecration of our memorials and monuments.