The Virginia Flaggers: Behind the Curve?

While the Virginia Flaggers search for bathroom facilities in Lexington for their planned September activities, more vigilant defenders of Confederate heritage are ready to act. You can mark July 26 on your calendar as the day the reaction commences in earnest.

Some choice tidbids:

For now they have won their fight to remove these flags, but they or others like them will continue their crusade with revolutionary fever to destroy Lee’s image in its entirety. The current president, the successor to Robert E. Lee, has now become the nations most notorious grave robber. These radical students undoubtedly dream of the day that sledge hammers will be taken to Lee’s recumbent statue just as the mob in Iraq recently did to the grave of the famed Prophet Jonah.

Yup. Why The Committee forgot to dream big mystifies me.

This event will be held on July 26 at an open community meeting to be held at the Holiday Inn Express on N. Lee Highway at 4pm that day featuring Dr. Marshall DeRosa, Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. He will present “The Heroical Robert E. Lee: Under Attack by the Useful Idiots of the Ruling Class.”

Following Dr. DeRosa’s presentation attendees will be invited to express their concerns and to offer ideas and solutions to the matter.

Old news, Dr. DeRosa.

In addition we will hold a Flag Vigil against this cowardly act in downtown Lexington throughout the day and are working to secure a sight near Lee Chapel to hold a rally beginning at Noon. We encourage anyone concerned about this issue to attend and bring your flags and signs in hand to protest what we consider no less than grave robbery as defined under law by the current president of Washington & Lee.

That preempts the Virginia Flaggers’ favorite tactic. Maybe they’ll wear red tops and sunglasses, too.

What else can you do? Write, call, and email the university using the contact information listed below. Secondly, if you know any W&L alumni or donors let us know who they are so that we can encourage them to contact the school and consider withholding further support. Thirdly, attend the flag rally and forum if you can. Fourthly, consider contributing to the various heritage defense funds for this purpose.

Ah, yes: the plea for contributions to a (heritage) defense fund. We’ve seen that before. By the way, whatever happened to Tripp Lewis’s pledge to sue Richmond law enforcement? I’m sure he can remind attendees about how to get arrested on video.

11 thoughts on “The Virginia Flaggers: Behind the Curve?

  1. Spelunker July 15, 2014 / 3:58 am

    It’s going to be a busy Fall.

    • Thelibertylamp July 15, 2014 / 8:27 am

      yes…yes it is….

  2. C. Meyer July 15, 2014 / 6:42 am

    I would like to know who accounts for all this money since the Va. Flaggers openly admit they are not a 501c3 organization. Is someone getting rich off all these donations?

    • Goad Gatsby July 15, 2014 / 6:32 pm

      I believe it was Jimmy Creech who thanked me as the treasurer of the Virginia Flaggers. This was back in March and I didn’t write down his name. Maybe if they any transparency…

    • J hardin January 23, 2015 / 8:09 pm

      Oh yeah, real rich. Brilliant thinking. Lookmat all the Caddies and private planes, a la Gore.

      • Andy Hall January 24, 2015 / 9:50 am

        Confederate Heritage™ is a never-ending solicitation for money.

  3. Bob Huddleston July 15, 2014 / 7:38 am

    “Secondly, if you know any W&L alumni or donors let us know ….” Because none of them are W&L alumni.

  4. M.D. Blough July 15, 2014 / 9:01 am

    Also, W & L removed nothing that was part of the original design of the Lee Chapel which was built during the tenure of one of Robert E. Lee’s sons, Custis, who succeeded his father as president and was a former Confederate general (major general) in his own right. The flags were added at the request of the UDC, not any Lee descendents, in 1930. BTW, am I the only one somewhat creeped out and a bit offended at the placement of Lee’s statue (not his grave/sepulcher-he’s buried under the chapel) where an altar would normally be?

    • centerforhistorystudies July 15, 2014 / 10:11 am

      The “chapel” is a mausoleum and should not be confused with a place of worship. Grant’s Tomb doesn’t have pews.

      • The other Susan July 15, 2014 / 12:03 pm

        Lee, I believe, would disagree with you about it not being a place of worship.
        What it has been turned into by people other than Lee is another story.

        “The University began construction on the Chapel in 1867 at the request of Robert E. Lee, who served as president from 1865 to 1870 of what was then called Washington College. His son, George Washington Custis Lee, may have proposed the simple Victorian design; Col. Thomas Williamson drew up the plans and specifications. (Both men were professors in the engineering department of neighboring Virginia Military Institute.) Built of brick and native limestone, the Chapel was completed in time for graduation exercises in 1868. Lee attended weekday worship services here with the students and the lower level housed his office, the treasurer’s office and the YMCA headquarters (student center).”

        “The construction of a chapel was one of the first recommendations made by Lee to the Board of Trustees. Lee Chapel, as it became known, opened in 1868, and quickly became a focal point for students to assemble as well as a place to worship, if they so chose. For Lee, religious faith was central to life. He began every day at the morning chapel service.”

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