Our friends at the Virginia Flaggers recently offered this 1908 photograph of the Old Soldiers Home at Richmond:
They also offered this text:
Old Soldiers Home, Richmond Virginia, Circa 1908. Look closely at the photo and you will see Veterans in their wheelchairs on the porch on the right. These men answered the call of Virginia to defend her from invasion. They fought with honor and bravery, and spent the last years of their lives on these grounds, now desecrated by the Commonwealth and the VMFA.
RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!
For the flags to be returned, they must be visible in the first place. Could someone show me where there’s a Confederate flag in this photograph?
Indeed, let’s ask: where’s an image of the Confederate flag flying from the portico of the War Memorial Chapel before 1993? Anyone? Bueller?
(Substitute “Hathaway” and the effect is the same.)
No, showing me Confederate flags flying elsewhere on the grounds won’t do, folks. Show me the War Memorial Chapel with flags flying from the building itself … prior to 1993.