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Confederate battle flag-raising
scheduled Saturday south of Richmond

Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Bubbasuncle, 9/28/2013 10:39:32 AM

CHESTER, Va. — A Confederate battle flag-raising that has stirred a strong response in Richmond is scheduled at a private location south of the city. Sponsors of the flag-raising say a memorial service will be held Saturday morning in Chesterfield County. Organizers say the 10-by-15-foot flag will be visible from busy Interstate 95. In Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy, the flag-raising has been criticized by many who consider the Confederate flag a symbol of division. Nearly 25,000 have signed an online petition in opposition to the flag-raising, and many are countering the Chesterfield County event with displays of

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Posting this for only one reason, to illustrate the AP´s attempt at race baiting. Note what they write in this very short article is the reason for raising the flag. Now compare to what the VAFlaggers website claims is the reason:"Flaggers have stood vigil outside of the museum at least TWICE a week, forwarding the colors, educating the public, and protesting the forced removal of Confederate flags from the portico of the Confederate Memorial Chapel."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jdmii, 9/28/2013 11:02:02 AM     (No. 9540978)

Wouldn´t be a problem if the flag represented Iran, gay pride, or the weather underground.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: southron, 9/28/2013 11:08:44 AM     (No. 9540989)

What is not mentioned is the expanding appearance of the Confederate Flag all around the nation - not just the South. We are going to see more of this as attempts to sanitize the nation´s culture increase.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 9/28/2013 11:10:29 AM     (No. 9540992)

The Battle Flag a symbol of division?

Division is all there is in that city. I lived there for 30 years. I know all about the divisions.

I can remember when the blacks were fighting to have a monument to Arthur Ashe erected on Monument Avenue, an avenue devoted to the Generals from the South: Stuart, Lee, etc. Beautiful avenue running right through the heart of the city.

You tell me if a monument to Ashe --as great a tennis player that he was, had any place on Monument Avenue where Civil War heros are honored, and why in the heck anyone would fight to erect the Ashe monument there. No other reason than to cause division.

Richmond. Capital of the Confederacy. And an element in that city has done everything in its power to wipe out the history. Like that´s even possible.

The Battle Flag is a part of this nation´s history, just like the Underground Railroad is a part of history. There will be a fight to erase one and elevate the other for the next 500 years --if we last that long.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FunOne, 9/28/2013 11:53:39 AM     (No. 9541051)

I have flown the stars and bars (first national flag of the Confederacy) on the flagpole of the family compound here in West Virginia since the day Obama moved into the White House.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: neanderthal, 9/28/2013 1:00:48 PM     (No. 9541130)

The Confederate ensign (wrongly called the ´battle flag´) and the Gadsden Flag are the only flags we have that tell the government that we don´t like the way they´re doing things. They should be flown wherever there are Americans yearning to be free.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SGMIsles, 9/28/2013 4:20:00 PM     (No. 9541337)

I just drove by the flag site. It is just south of Old Bermuda Hundred Road on I95. I could barely see it going northbound. It is immediately after an overpass and is virtually invisible going southbound on I95. A few of us were there taking pictures, but nothing else was going on.

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