Saturday, November 23, 2013

Va Flaggers: 2013 Mechanicsville Christmas Parade


On Sunday, December 8th, we will be marching/riding as a unit in the Mechanicsville Christmas Parade. As many of you know, the Confederate flag and those of us who carry it have become increasingly unpopular in many civic events.  There are dozens of well known incidents of Heritage groups being banned, or asked not to carry a Confederate flag, or deliberately left out of parades or community events.

This is not the case in Mechanicsville Rotary/Ruritan Parade.  This is a huge parade, with large, Confederate friendly crowds, where the organizers WELCOME our presence.  We will be walking, carrying flags, and have a trailer available with seating for those who cannot make the walk.  Our friends in the Mechanized Cavalry will also be riding with us again this year!  We encourage EVERYONE to join us and make this a Confederate Christmas in Mechanicsville!

All are welcome.  The only requirements are that you bring a Confederate flag to carry, and a smile to share with the crowd.  We recommend dressing for the weather and Christmas, and wearing comfortable walking shoes, as the route is several miles long.

We will have staging details and more information available two weeks before the parade, but be prepared to arrive between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.

We are asking everyone who can, to bring a bag of candy to share and pass out.  We will also be passing out battle flags and Va Flagger information.

Please share this with anyone you think might be interested, and make plans to be a part of this event.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.

Join the VA Flaggers in forwarding the colors, celebrating CHRISTmas, being a part of educating the public about our ancestors and the flags they fought and died under... and changing hearts and minds!

Facebook event here:

Susan Hathaway

Va Flaggers