Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hundreds gather to fly Confederate flag high above I-95


Hundreds gathered Saturday in freshly cleared woods along Interstate 95 to celebrate the raising of a Confederate battle flag, an event that stirred strong opposition from those who view the flag as a symbol of division.

Those who attended the raising of the 15-by-15-foot flag from the Army of Northern Virginia said the ceremony was not intended to offend, but to honor the South's war dead in the Civil War.

"The reason why we're here is to honor the soldier," said James Thompson, 50, a North Carolinian now living in Richmond. "We don't see it as a slavery issue."

Like many who attended, Thompson said his ancestors fought for the South. A Civil War re-enactor, he wore a slouch hat and a rough wool uniform and carried an Enfield rifle.

More @ ABC


  1. wish I were there!! They create quite a stir.... how exciting!

  2. My only gripe is that it isn't bigger.


  4. They better post a rotating guard... armed of course...

    Heard scuttlebutt of pure hatred....

  5. Fly that flag with pride! Do NOT back down. Do NOT compromise. Do NOT apologize.
    I am damn tired of all the sniveling and whining from the busy bodies who don't know how to mind their own business and leave other people alone. I have nothing but utter contempt for those who harrassing others because they are offended. BTW, I am Midwestern, who has had a change of mind regarding the War of Northern Agression (aka, Civil War), that the wrong side won the war. Lincoln got what he deserved. I am tired of dealing with idiots who dont know any thing about that war other than the miss information and lies they were taught in school.

    1. Brock,
      it seems we are many, we can't all migrate at once can we????

    2. One person tried forming a community years ago, but not enough moved and he had to sell the rest of the lots to others. Too bad. He had a great idea though.