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Southern Heritage <br>News and Views: Va Flaggers Danville Update: City Council Votes to Keep Flag Flying!

Friday, November 07, 2014

Va Flaggers Danville Update: City Council Votes to Keep Flag Flying!

“Yesterday we fought a great battle, & gained a great victory, for which all the glory is due to God alone…My preservation was entirely due, as was the glorious victory, to our God.” Gen Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, July 23, 1861, Letter to Anna
City of Danville denies request to remove Confederate flag!

For the third time in six weeks, Confederate flag supporters from the SCV, UDC, Flaggers, OCR, Mechanized Cavalry, HPA, and other concerned citizens made their way to Danville and packed the City Council Meeting room.  Those who rose to speak in defense of the Confederate Flag and the men who fought and died beneath her, did so with eloquence and passion, and conveyed facts and information relevant to the vote about to take place.

After over two hours of debate and discussion, and in spite of some last minute shenanigans, the City Council of Danville Va voted last night 7-2 to DENY the request by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History to remove the Confederate Memorial flag from the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion.


Once the vote was taken, those of us in attendance in support of the flag quietly exited the room, mindful of our duty to remain honorable and charitable in victory.

Outside, a rebel yell or two could be heard in the streets... and just before leaving, we felt it proper to leave a reminder of the decision on the steps of City Hall, at the base of a statue erected by the UDC in honor of Danville Mayor Harry Wooding.

Mayor Wooding served as chief executive for 46 years, and was claimant to the title of the oldest mayor in the United States. Enlisting in the Confederate Army when only 17 years of age, he served in many major battles of the War Between the States, including the battles of Gettysburg and Manassas. When he died, he was Danville's last surviving Confederate Veteran.

It is for Private William Harry Wooding, Co. C, 5th Va Cavalry... and thousands like him, that so many came together to stand against this unwarranted attack. 

We will savor this moment and the momentum the victory will bring, but MUST remain vigilant, ever mindful of those who seek to dishonor our heritage, and at every opportunity, continue to advance the flags of Dixie!

Watch for information, coming soon, on how you can assist in plans to build on this victory in Danville, as well as leverage the decision in ongoing and future heritage battles across the Commonwealth.

Many thanks, again, to each of you who took time to contribute to this effort.  

Susan Hathaway
Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150

Saturday, November 8th: Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 15th - Sunday, November 16th:  We will have a booth at the Capital of the Confederacy Civil War Show at Richmond International Raceway.  The 34th Annual Capital of the Confederacy Civil War Show presented by Mike Kent & Associates along with the Central Virginia Civil War Collector's Association. This is one of the oldest and most respected Civil War shows in the country.  Hours are Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday 9am - 3pm.
Saturday, December 7th:  Mechanicsville Christmas Parade. The Va Flaggers will join the Edmund Ruffin Fire-Eaters in this VERY Confederate friendly parade.  ALL are welcome! 
Tuesday, December 9th:  6:00 pm.  The Va Flaggers will be making a presentation to the Va War Memorial in memory of Sgt. Cliff Troutman, and in honor of our Veterans.  All are invited to attend.  621 S. Belvedere St., Richmond

Thursday, December 11th:  Susan will be speaking at the December meeting of the A.H. Belo Camp #49, SCV, Dallas Texas
Friday, December 12th:  Susan will be speaking at the Christmas gathering of the
Major Robert M. White, Camp No. 1250, Sons of Confederate Veterans,Temple, Texas

Saturday, December 13th:  Susan will be speaking at the Christmas gathering of the Middleton Tate Johnson Camp #1648, SCV, Arlington, TX


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