Five years later and the Confederate Memorial Chapel – where it all started – is still without a battle flag. In fact, we can go down a list that includes protests against the Museum of the Confederacy at Appomattox, Washington & Lee University, the Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission as well as the cities of Lexington, Danville, Charlottesville and Alexandria and not find a single victory.
It’s hard to know what they are celebrating other than the large battle flags flying along Virginia highways, which they have always had the right to organize. Along the way, however, the Flaggers have offered the general public with a good deal of entertainment and concern for those who care to look.
For my latest piece at The Daily Beast I explore some of the partnerships formed by Susan Hathaway and the Flaggers and what this tells us about their stated goal to “Restore the Honor.”
Click here for my other essay at TDB.