."fighting men respect other fighting men....period".
At the annual Veterans Day service at the Virginia War Memorial, wreaths were laid by local Sons of Confederate Veterans Camps in memory of Virginia's Confederate Veterans. In this photo, a Veteran of color, is seen helping another Veteran of color place one of the wreaths, while Virginia's Confederate Battle Flag-hating Governor stands just a few feet away.
"A fourth grader from southwest Virginia is calling on people from all over the commonwealth to help celebrate his birthday. Instead of having a traditional party, 10-year-old Jesse Carney is opting to restore a historic cemetery in Waynesboro.
Sunday afternoon Carney, his family, and the Virginia Volunteers for the Confederacy joined together to fix up an aging confederate cemetery.
Many of the volunteers are descendants of confederate soldiers and with Veterans Day right around the corner, they wanted to honor those who came before them.
People from all over central and southwest Virginia got to work to fix up the Old Presbyterian Cemetery in Waynesboro. Carney says he can't think of a better way to celebrate.
“I came here because of my birthday and that's the only thing I want to do. And I'm doing it because of Veterans Day. I'm honoring the soldiers and want to do something good for them,” Carney said.
Carney says this is a part of his heritage and it feels good to honor his fallen ancestors.
Many of the volunteers were strangers before Sunday. They all connected with this cemetery cleanup via Facebook which is how they were able to organize this birthday tribute to Carney."
The local TV station did this report on the event ! click HERE
Confederate Clean Up and Junior Members Birthday Party
Sunday at 12:30 pm
203 New Hope Road Waynesboro Virginia
Ya'll Come !
We will meet up at the Staunton Mall at 12:30 pm to rally to Waynesboro anyone can join up for the rally. Virginia Volunteer members needed to stay for minor clean up and placing flags. We will also hold a small birthday for one of our junior members pictured in the time line his name is Jesse and the only thing he asked for was to spend his birthday with us.