February has kicked off in a big way for the Va Flaggers and our campaign to return the Confederate Battle Flags to the portico of the Confederate Memorial Chapel. At the same time that we have made significant headway in our preparations for pending litigation, our presence on the sidewalk on the Boulevard has not only held steady despite the chilly weather, but our numbers continue to grow, reminding museum officials, visitors, and Richmond residents that we will not forget the honor and sacrifice of the men who lived an died on the grounds of the Old Soldiers Home.
Saturday, February 1st was a pleasantly warm day, with temperatures reaching the mid 50's. 8 Flaggers saw heavy foot and auto traffic, including this man and his daughter (left photo) tourists from Great Britain, who told the Flaggers that he was shocked that the flags had been removed and that there is much respect for the Confederacy abroad. He asked to pose with the flag. Throughout the day, there were many opportunities to educate folks and change hearts and minds in the Capital of the Confederacy.
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