Virginia Flaggers Looking For Disaffected Students and Alumni

Virginia FlaggersThe Virginia Flaggers have now been on the ground for the past few weeks in Lexington protesting W&L’s decision to remove replica Confederate flags from the chapel and yet we have yet to see a single photograph of a student or alumni on the grounds calling for their return. “Plenty of support” indeed, just not the kind of support that matters.

On second thought, perhaps I misinterpreted their strategy. Perhaps the Virginia Flaggers are taking the long view and are preparing kids like these for admission to W&L. Once admitted they will bring about change from within. Brilliant.

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6 comments… add one
  • christinemsmith67 Oct 6, 2014 @ 5:00

    You have to be carefully taught, as Rogers and Hammerstein wrote for South Pacific. I am always irked to see children at any kind of thing like this. I wonder if they even knew what they were being a part of truly.

  • Rob Baker Oct 6, 2014 @ 6:33

    So basically, the VA Flaggers are now a tourist attraction. I submit this as the Epilogue to Confederates in the Attic.

  • Keith Harris Oct 6, 2014 @ 6:37

    These folks seem to have a lot of free time.

  • Goad Gatsby Oct 7, 2014 @ 19:02

    Back in July, the Flaggers and the SCV had said that they were expecting more W&L students when school year started and here we are in October and their presence is still just the folks who are taking the drive to Lexington.

  • Jack Nov 1, 2014 @ 8:12

    I remember the Confederate flag at Lee chapel when I was a youth. Apparently you have an issue with how residents with a heritage connection want to remember and commemorate their history. I support the flag there and elsewhere, but of course I have ancestral connections to the Confederacy rather than some politically correct, agenda driven interpretation.

    • Andy Hall Nov 1, 2014 @ 9:04

      Apparently you have an issue with how residents with a heritage connection want to remember and commemorate their history.

      At the end of the day, it’s the decision Washington and Lee.

      I support the flag there and elsewhere, but of course I have ancestral connections to the Confederacy. . . .

      So?

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