Confederate battle flags have been going up across the Old Dominion since the first one in September 2013, thanks to the efforts of the Virginia Flaggers. Despite the efforts of hostile governments, truculent organizations, antagonistic individuals, clueless newcomers and lying, bullying non-Virginians, the VaFlaggers have been true to their mission -- to honor the men who fought, suffered and gave their lives to defend the Commonwealth from invasion.
Last Saturday, November 21, four flags were raised in Danville, Virginia. Four flags raised. On the same day. They join five others raised earlier, bringing the Danville total to nine. The flag raisings are in response to the removal of a small Third National flag from the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion, also known as the Last Capital of the Confederacy, by the city government of Danville.