Confederate Flag Difficult to See Along I-95

Virginia FlaggersVirginia Flaggers welcome visitors to Richmond and honor the memory and sacrifice of Confederate soldiers with this flag.

“Richmond needed a reminder of her Confederate heritage.” — Susan Hathaway

Meanwhile, back in Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery.

Hollywood CemeteryAbout 2,000 of Gettysburg’s unknown Confederate dead still rest in Hollywood Cemetery in a spot known as Gettysburg Hill. Many of the Virginians who fell during Pickett’s Charge lay only a few yards away from the resting place of Pickett himself, a decision he made before he passed–to be near his division who fell at Gettysburg. Dr. Weaver’s tireless work gave thousands of Confederate soldiers a proper burial and a home in Hollywood Cemetery, but an unknown number of Confederate dead still lay buried on the fields at Gettysburg, undiscovered, their graves lost to the passing of history.

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  • Edward S. Alexander Sep 29, 2013

    It’s even more difficult to see when flying by at 60 mph.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iAKoJqd3GU

    • Kevin Levin Sep 29, 2013

      Thanks for posting this. It will likely be easier to see it going in the opposite direction if you already know what to look for. #EpicFail

      • Edward S. Alexander Sep 30, 2013

        I tried capturing the flag on my drive north this evening but despite all my enthusiasm I failed to consider such variables as the quality of my cameraphone and the glare from the setting sun. If only there had been some sort of precedent about expectations for a project not being matched in execution.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv_c7XntPp0

        • Kevin Levin Sep 30, 2013

          Please be careful while driving. This is definitely not worth putting yourself at risk. :-)

  • Corey Meyer Sep 30, 2013

    They say more trees will be cleared, but I wonder if the trees in front of the flag are on the highway side and belong to the state…wonder if the state will cut those trees down?

  • Andy Hall Sep 30, 2013

    If they’ve going to make the flag visible from the northbound lanes of I-95 in any meaningful way, they’re going to have to cut a lot more than the narrow strip directly in front of their leased plot. Clearing the trees directly in front only makes the flag visible for a second or two was you come abreast of it, roughly 75-90 degrees off to the left from the driver’s view looking ahead.

  • Rob Baker Sep 30, 2013

    The VA Flaggers need to get their act together. At least the morons down here in GA know how to properly and obtusely display a controversial symbol.

    http://bikeacrossamerica.org/trip-report/day44/confederate-flag.jpg

    ‘Murica!

  • Woodrowfan Sep 30, 2013

    well, it’s easier to see than all those regiments of black confederate soldiers then seem to think existed. ;)

    • Jimmy Dick Sep 30, 2013

      I working on a presentation for our country historical society on all the USCT men from this county. I am having no problems finding their records in state archives. Haven’t found a single one who joined the Confederates. I have some friends who swear on a stack of bibles that “all kinds of black men from Missouri fought for the Confederacy.” They have yet to be able to give me any proof at all.

      • Brooks D. Simpson Oct 1, 2013

        “all kinds of black men from Missouri fought for the Confederacy.”

        Mostly invisible ones.

  • TF Smith Sep 30, 2013

    Woodrow for the win…

    How long before we see a memorial to the Unknown Black Confederate?

    • Andy Hall Oct 1, 2013

      Does the faux cemetery for black Confederates in Pulaski count?

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