It’s been four weeks today since the Virginia Flaggers hoisted their little flag along I-95 (don’t blink: you might miss it if you don’t know exactly where to look). The much-ballyhooed event proved underwhelming to most observers, and the entire enterprise proved something of an underwhelming disappointment, perhaps because former Flagger favorite filmmaker Rob Walker wasn’t there to film it.
Fearful of fading from public memory, the Flaggers have returned to their old stomping grounds, just outside the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. While the group has remained astonishingly silent about what flags may fly in front of the Robinson house on the VMFA grounds, and suddenly silent Susan Hathaway is now nowhere to be found, it’s become obvious that the old ways are no longer changing many hearts and minds (as if they ever did). It’s time to find new ways to restore the honor lest the Flaggers find themselves reduced to boasting about victories such as this.
That opportunity appears to be happening today.
VA FLAGGERS Flagging Report/Call to Action! (posted October 25, 2013)
Thursday night, October 24th was a cool night in Richmond, and a fairly quiet one on the Boulevard. 13 Flaggers were able to cover 3 corners on the sidewalk outside of the VMFA, forwarding the colors and protesting the forced removal of Confederate Flags from the Confederate Memorial Chapel.
Foot traffic entering and leaving the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been slow, but that is sure to change tomorrow afternoon, when the VMFA is holding a “Celebrate Hollywood: Costume Party!” The VIRGINIA FLAGGERS will be there, ready to greet the costumed visitors, and educate them about how the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has desecrated the Confederate Memorial Chapel and dishonored American Veterans.
Crowds are likely to be large and we can use all the help we can get. Won’t you take a few hours out of your weekend to stand for those who no longer able? JOIN US tomorrow, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, from noon – 4:00 p.m. as we change hearts and minds in the Capital of the Confederacy, and educate visitors and residents about the honor of our Confederate Ancestors and the flags they fought and died beneath!
It’s gonna be a fun day on the Boulevard! Come in costume…or just as you are!
I can’t wait to see Judy Smith’s photographic coverage of the event. And I can’t wait to see how the Flaggers will dress up. You can just guess who I think should play Scarlett O’Hara in her red dress … oh, fiddle-dee-dee!
Here she is, deciding she won’t go to the VMFA:
Sorry, Grayson and Tripp … she turned her back on you.
Of course, when I think of the Flaggers, I think of this:
and this …
Have a good weekend!