June 25, 2015 -- The onslaught of attacks against our flags, our Veterans, and our heritage in recent days is unprecedented. While we have obviously suffered setbacks, we are encouraged by what appears to be the beginning of an outcry and push back from Southerners across the country. Over the course of two days, we have seen an increase of fans on our Facebook page by over 1,000 NEW followers. Our email, messaging, and phone messages are swamped with requests for assistance, offers of support, and folks wanting to know what they can do to get involved. We believe that this is a crucial time and we must find a way to engage EVERYONE who is ready to stand and fight for our heritage.
The Virginia Flaggers have for some time advocated
for a shift of responsibility of honoring our ancestors from
municipalities to individuals and heritage groups. The Interstate Flag
projects, patterned after the Georgia SCV Division's "Project Wave"
initiative are one offshoot of this. We also encourage ALL supporters of
Confederate heritage to fly a Confederate flag on your personal
property and would like to call EVERYONE to put up a flag and have it
flying by Sunday, June 28th, in a show of solidarity of the Southern
people, to take a stand against the tide of hate and misinformation, and
in honor and memory of the CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS who fought and died in
the War Between the States.
“National Raise Your Battle Flag
Day”, SUNDAY, JUNE 28th! Fly a Confederate flag, take a photo and post
on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…across social media, with the hashtag
#RaiseYourBattleFlag, and post the photos to our Facebook page.