Well , just as I thought, the Virginia Flaggers made a big deal about how a single Flagger rushed to Lexington to claim “First!” in flagging Washington and Lee University to protest the university’s decision to remove replica Confederate flags from Lee Chapel while displaying real Confederate flags by the crypt containing the bodies of Robert E. Lee and members of his family.
I guess what Billy Bearden is saying is that if 2,439 Flaggers don’t show up, the Flaggers’ commitment is flagging.
Yes, that Billy Bearden. The man who speculates about violence against people with whom he doesn’t agree.
Restore the Honor! Return the Replicas!
However, the article in question comes close to ignoring the Flaggers altogether (and omits mentioning them by name). However, it does mention Grayson Jennings’s appearance … kinda:
At least one flag-bearing vigilante has been noted since Ruscio’s announcement.
“I have observed a man carrying a large Confederate flag on the public sidewalks adjacent to campus. Other university employees tell me he has simply greeted passersby. The Office of Admission tells me that no one has been following tours on campus,” Eckert said.
A “flag-bearing vigilante”? Really? That’s funny.
It should be an interesting weekend in Lexington.