Sunday, January 25, 2015

11 of Honor.

A few years Back the Tom Smith Camp SCV 1702, 
Dedicated 11  headstones at a church in Suffolk VA

It's a Beautiful Church, 

 Oakland Christian Church, United Church of Christ.

I took some Photos of the event.

Each Stone had a man in uniform beside it

 An Honor guard was also present.

 Prayers for the 11 and all in attendance.

A good number of people showed up.

 Taps was Played.

As the markers were uncovered a wreath was placed.

NO People wearing Sheets,
No burning crosses,
Just folks showing respect.

That's what it's all about !

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I keep looking and keep finding ---

I've never hid the fact my ancestor was a slave dealer,
I found this today at the VHS site.

The specific page is

You can conduct your own search-

 Record Date: 10/27/1795
Record Type: 
Record Call No. Mss1 M6384 a 6
Record Title Bond, 1795, of Josiah and Zachariah Tatum with Alexander Spiers, John Bowman and Company, concerning African-American slaves and a head of cattle.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

From my local paper.

Click on picture and it will enlarge.
online link HERE

"The letter ties us back to our families."

That's what it's all about folks.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Practice ---

It's been a while since I qualified for armed security.

So I took my new 9mm out in the field today.

 It's the First time I've shot it !

Yeeeesh the next picture shows I need to practice more.

Friday, January 16, 2015


This afternoon, during the Lee-Jackson State holiday in Virginia, the Virginia Flaggers raised a 10 x 15 Battle Flag on a 50’ pole in a small, private ceremony on private property just outside of Lexington city limits.

The flag will fly in honor and memory of all Confederate soldiers, and specifically to remember Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, the great Virginians who’s final resting places are within just a few blocks of the memorial.

When we placed an ad a few months ago in the local paper, we were thrilled to receive calls from several citizens who were eager to offer their property for the placement of a memorial flag. It seems that we are not the only ones who are upset about the way officials in Lexington have turned their backs on Lee, Jackson, and the rich and honorable Confederate history and heritage of Lexington. This property, with its elevated location and close proximity to town, seemed a perfect location and we were thrilled at the prospect of placing a memorial flag on the hill. Little did we know that there was even more to this property than we imagined…

In 1859, Thomas J. Jackson took out a $500 note to purchase 13 acres just outside of Lexington, with the intention to farm the land, using the proceeds to pay the note. The War Between the States changed his plans, and in 1862 he wrote J.T.L. Preston and asked him to sell his little farm, which he did. The Va Flaggers have recently received information that the flag raised today is located either directly on or adjacent to the property owned by General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson. We are overwhelmed by the knowledge that this Memorial flag, raised in honor and memory of Lee & Jackson, would also have such a profound and personal connection to General Jackson.

She will be a living, breathing memorial to our Confederate dead, and a beautiful tribute to our gallant ancestors. But, in the face of constant attacks by those who worship ignorance, historical revisionism, and political correctness, and at a time when officials in Lexington seem determined to completely ignore the sacrifice of her own citizens, and dishonor Lee & Jackson by their words and deeds, she will also be a visible reminder to all who see her that there are still many of us with Confederate blood coursing through our veins, who refuse to allow the ignorance and prejudice of others to force us to relinquish our birthright.

The Lexington Jackson Farm Memorial Battle Flag is the third roadside memorial battle flag erected in Virginia by the Va Flaggers since September of 2013, and part of an ongoing project to promote Confederate history and heritage, and honor Confederate Veterans in the Commonwealth. This project, and numerous other heritage defense efforts, is made possible through the generosity of supporters from across America and beyond.

The Virginia Flaggers

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lee - Jackson Day !

                                                          Virginia's State Holidays 

January 1
New Year’s Day
January 2
8 hours additional holiday time
January 16
Lee-Jackson Day
January 19
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 16
George Washington Day
May 25
Memorial Day
July 3
Independence Day
September 7
Labor Day
October 12
Columbus Day
November 11
Veterans Day
November 25
4 hours additional holiday time
November 26
November 27
Day After Thanksgiving
December 24
8 hours additional holiday time
December 25




Sunday, January 11, 2015

Walk with me, Please.

Today I was assigned to a new post, while on foot patrol I saw this ----
( Click on the first picture it will become larger, then continue to click on the pictures for the tour)

I hope you enjoyed the walk !

I've noticed the Floggers are doing a daily "look see" here, I guess they are waiting for the next Flogger Car Tag
They are coming, stay tuned !