Friday, August 30, 2013

Va Flaggers I-95 Battle Flag Project

Va Flaggers I-95 Battle Flag Update 8-27-2013
Va Flaggers Response to Chesterfield County Democratic Committee
The Va Flaggers are extremely disappointed that the Chesterfield County Democratic Committee (CCDC) has asked the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors to issue a resolution condemning the erection of a Confederate Battle Flag on I-95 to honor the Confederate Veterans who fought and died during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. 
We find it particularly ironic that the CCDC 's website contains the following statement…
"The CCDC values inclusion.  Our membership includes people from all aspects of life.  We represent all voters regardless of religion, race, or ethnicity."
…and yet the very same group is asking the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors to discriminate against American Veterans and their descendants. Confederate Soldiers are American Veterans by Act of Congress,  many of whom were members of the very party they represent and for whom they claim to speak. 
We are confident that the Chesterfield County Supervisors will see this request for what it is…an attempt to incite and divide the population of Chesterfield County, and gain free publicity for their organization. 
We call on the Supervisors and the citizens of Chesterfield County to stand firm in their commitment to honor the Chesterfield County residents who fought and died in her defense during the War Between The States, and to deny this outrageous request by those who would denigrate the honor and valor of Confederate Veterans. 
Chesterfield County is rich in War Between the States history, with many sites that attract visitors and residents alike and bring the county much needed revenue.  A resolution condemning a memorial and/or the flag under which the Confederate soldier fought and died, would be an insult to the residents of Chesterfield County (many of whom are direct descendants of the very men to whom this memorial will be dedicated) and a detriment to the county's potential tourism revenue.
Jimmy Jones
Va Flaggers
Chesterfield County Resident
Please see the contact information below, and take a moment to let the Supervisors know that you support the I-95 Battle Flag/Confederate Memorial.
Contributions to the I-95 Battle Flag project can be mailed to:
Va Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150

All correspondence should be addressed to:
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040
Janice Blakley , Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
Bermuda District
Dorothy Jaeckle, Chairman
Office: (804) 748-1211
Home/Voice Mail: (804) 748-4364
Fax: (804) 717-6297
Home (804) 748-4364

Dale District
James M. "Jim" Holland
Office: (804) 748-1211
Fax: (804) 717-6297
Voice: (804) 768-7528

Clover Hill District
Arthur S. (Art) Warren
Office: (804) 748-1211
Voice Mail: (804) 768-7396
Fax: (804) 717-6297

Matoaca District
Steve A. Elswick, Vice-Chairman
Office: (804) 748-1211
Voice Mail: (804) 768-7400
Fax: (804) 717-6297

Midlothian District
Daniel A. Gecker
Office: (804) 748-1211
Voice Mail: (804) 768-7397
Fax: (804) 717-6297

County Administrator
James J. L. Stegmaier
Office: (804) 748-1211
Fax: (804) 717-6297
TDD: (804) 748-1910