The first videos from Appomattox are being posted on the YouTube page of the Virginia Flaggers. In this short video members describe visitors and representatives of the Sons of Confederate Veterans as “scalawags” and “stink faces.” How very classy. Apparently, the SCV’s General Executive Committee issued a resolution requesting that all members boycott participating in the opening ceremonies. A few chose to participate. What I don’t understand is why the SCV didn’t encourage more to attend: more units, more flags. In fact, by the looks of it the MOC did nothing to prevent visitors from carrying Confederate flags on the grounds.
This protest reminds me of the situation in Lexington. In both cases no one is being prevented from waving a Confederate flag.