Today, September 17, the anniversary of the day which proved to be the bloodiest single day of fighting during the American Civil War, authorities at Christiansburg High School in Christiansburg, Virginia, suspended some twenty students for a day for wearing Confederate flag-themed shirts. The apparel violated the school’s dress code.
We expect Kirk Lyons and the Southern Legal Resource Center and the Virginia Flaggers to respond quickly to this latest effort to besmirch Confederate heritage. In fact, we would be disappointed if they don’t. Besides, the Virginia Flaggers need a new place to flag. Other than the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where a token presence of second- and third- stringers remains, we have seen the Flaggers appear only occasionally, usually to celebrate the raising of another flag pole or to offer a short-term protest (poor Jeb Stuart). But in Christiansburg (note the name, Christian soldiers of the Lord Robert E. Lee), there’s an opportunity for Confederate heritage organizations to strike a blow for the future and protect the children long before those stories about Confederate flag prom dresses circulate in the spring.
Go to it, Flaggers! Show the world what you’re all about!
Too bad you might not be able to use those licence plates magnets.