We are THRILLED to report that the excavator stolen from the Chester I-95 Memorial Battle Flag site WAS RECOVERED this weekend! We received a call from the Brunswick County Sherriff's Office on Saturday that it had been found, and after a bit of paperwork, it was picked up today! A few more dents and dings than before it disappeared, but she is in working order, and was back at the site... and back in action, by this afternoon! :)
Investigators have identified several suspects, and once an arrest is made we will be able to share more of what we learned about the theft.
Virginia Flaggers Call To Action:
Clean-up at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Gettysburg section, TOMORROW, Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:00 p.m. Bring rakes, clippers, gloves and any other garden tools you have and join us as we work to reclaim some graves from the hedges and woods. All are welcome to join us!
Mechanicsville Rotary/Ruritan Christmas Parade Update!
We have received our lineup information and will be in Division 2. This means that we will need to be at our staging area between 1:00 p.m and 1:30 p.m., earlier than last year. Parking is available at the Mechanicsville Recreation Center (1054 Elm Dr, Mechanicsville, VA 23111). This is where the parade will end and is the best place to leave your vehicle. If you want a ride to the staging area, meet us in the parking lot no later than 12:30 p.m. Otherwise, you may be dropped off at the staging area, or walk from the parking lot, between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m.
Staging area map (We are division 2): http://www.mechanicsvillerotary.org/Assets/2013parade/2013paradestaging/2013%20staging%20area%27s.pdf
Details and staging times: http://www.mechanicsvillerotary.org/Assets/2013parade/2013paradestaging/2013%20staging%20times.pdf
We welcome EVERYONE who wants to join us. We will have a group marching, and a trailer available for those who would like to ride! Please bring a bag of candy if you are able, and, of course...a Confederate flag to carry! The Mechanized Cavalry is also joining for this event and we hope YOU will, too!
Afterwards, we will gather at Roma's new Mechanicsville location...7420 Bell Creek Rd. (near Marshall's) for supper and fellowship.
Please let us know if you plan to attend, and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Monday, November 11th, the Virginia Flaggers attended the Veteran's Day Memorial Candlelight Service at Huguenot Springs Confederate Cemetery, held by the J.E.B. Stuart Camp # 1343, SCV. Paying our respects to the Confederate soldiers buried there, we placed a wreath and participated in this very meaningful and moving service.
More photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.287193674739258.1073741971.186485551476738&type=3
The next evening, we attended the November meeting of the Capt. Willliam Latane Camp #1690, where Va Flagger John Henry Taylor was the featured speaker. We presented the William Latane Color Guard with a framed photo from the I-95 Chester Memorial Battle Flag Raising as an expression of our appreciation of their outstanding support.
That weekend, the Va Flaggers had a booth at the Capital of the Confederacy Civil War Show. Our first such event, we were absolutely thrilled with the results of the show! We signed up many, many new folks to our contact list, received numerous donations towards the I-95 Memorial Battle Flag projects, and were able to speak with lots of folks who wanted to learn more about the Va Flaggers and how they can become involved in heritage defense.
More photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.288468564611769.1073741978.186485551476738&type=3
Many, many thanks to all who helped make these events a success!
Va Flaggers UPCOMING EVENTS:
Sunday, December 8th: 3:00 p.m. - Mechanicsville Christmas Parade, Downtown Mechanicsville, VA - The Va Flaggers are participating in the parade and invite everyone to join us. We will have Flaggers walking, riding, and the Mechanized Cavalry is joining us again this year! Bring your flag and enjoy the afternoon in a VERY Confederate friendly environment. :)
Friday, January 18th - Saturday, January 19th, 2014: Lee-Jackson State Holiday/Flagging/Memorial Events, Lexington, Va
Saturday, February 1st, 2014: 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, 2014: 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.
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014: Susan will be speaking at the March meeting of the R.E Lee Camp #1589, SCV. Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant, 2401 Colony Crossing Place, Midlothian, VA 23112. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. and meeting at 7:00 p.m.
April 19, 2014, 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.
Saturday, April 26th, 2014: Susan will be speaking at the Delaware Confederate Memorial Ceremony, Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, Delaware, Time: 11AM - 2PM
Contributions to the I-95 Memorial Battle Flag projects may be mailed to:
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150
Payable to Va Flaggers
or through PayPal: