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PoP's Southern American: Va Flaggers: VMFA Update 10-3-2013

10/03/2013

Va Flaggers: VMFA Update 10-3-2013



Check out this GREAT article by Jim Dean in Veterans Today! "Virginian Veterans Raise I-95 Battle Flag.  America's most discriminated Veterans have their day in the sun."  http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/10/02/virginian-veterans-raise-i-95-battleflag/

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Following the Raising/Dedication of the RVA I-95 Battle Flag, the Va Flaggers headed out to the Boulevard on Richmond, and many of our out of town guests took advantage of the opportunity to flag the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for the first time!  35 FLAGGERS covered the sidewalk, and the display of flags was one of the largest in recent months! 




Flaggers from Missouri, Florida, and Texas joined the Va Flaggers in forwarding the colors, protesting the forced removal of Confederate Flags from the portico of the Confederate Memorial Chapel, and changing hearts and minds. 





It was an honor to have our friend Bob Harris join us again from Harrisonburg!  What a perfect way to top off a VERY Confederate day in the Capital of the Confederacy!





The media spotlight from the I-95 Battle Flag has also brought new attention to the desecration of the Confederate Memorial Chapel by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  October 1st marked the 2nd Anniversary of the very first flagging at the VMFA... and what a difference two years makes...


2011...




2013...




The Virginia Flaggers are committed to staying the course and are asking for your help!

Our next flagging is TODAY, Thursday, October 3rd, 3:00 p.m. - dusk.  JOIN US if you are able, and be a part of those taking a stand FOR the honor and memory or our Confederate ancestors and AGAINST those who would dishonor them.  Can't make it out to the Boulevard?  You can give support to the troops on the ground by calling the VMFA at (804) 340-1506 and asking them to return the Confederate Battle Flags to the portico of the Confederate Memorial Chapel.

RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!

Grayson Jennings
Va Flaggers



UPCOMING EVENTS:


Thursday, October 3rd3:00 p.m. - Dusk - Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard

Saturday, October 5th:
  12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m. - Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard
Thursday, November 7th:  Susan will be speaking at the November meeting of the Jackson Rangers, Camp #1917, SCV, Jackson County NC.  The meeting is at 6:00 p.m., and is held at the Barker's Creek Community Center.
 

Saturday, November 9th:  2:00 p.m. Flag rededication at the NC Museum of History, Raleigh, NC
Friday, January 18th - Saturday, January 19th:  Lee-Jackson State Holiday/Flagging/Memorial Events, Lexington, Va

Saturday, February 1st:  Susan will travel to Statesboro, GA to speak at the Lee-Jackson Banquet, held by the Ogeechee Rifles, Camp #941, SCV. 
RJ's Restaurant, 454 South Main St. (US 301 S.) @ 6 pm for the meal, preliminaries @ 7 pm and the program immediately following.  Seating limited to 125.  Ticket information forthcoming at a later date.

Saturday, February 22nd:  Susan will be speaking at the February meeting of the Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy Camp #2141, SCV, Fredericksburg, VA.  4:00 p.m., Perkins Restaurant, 10 Simpson Rd. 

April 19, 2014
Susan will be traveling to Quincy, FL to speak at the Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Soldier's Cemetery, sponsored by the Finley's Brigade, SCV.






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