Monday, September 28, 2015

The Flaggers 4th Picnic.

I went to the VA Flaggers Annual Picnic yesterday, it was fantastic, I got to see folks I hadn't seen in a while.

Don't let the picture fool you !

We had a great turn out !

My Grand Kids  "Buddy" and Emma were there with me.

It was a "Family" oriented event.

I got stick flags for my whole family, My Grand Son told me--
                                                       Pa Pa, I love my flag.
 He wanted to take his flag to school today, but his mom talked him out of it. BUT he did carry it to 7/11 and back home, waving it proudly the whole way! That is a brave thing to do in Portsmouth VA.
I know your Mom had your back "Buddy",

There was an educational segment just for kids,
That was fantastic.

My Grand Daughter is wearing the T-Shirt she won in the Raffle.

They got a  lesson on the flags of the CSA.

And some field training on Black Powder Rifles. 

And I won two items this year at the Raffle
( I was beginning to think it was rigged LOL)
I won a 2nd national and a wall plaque 

We had a chance to thank the "Monument Guard"
The folks who have been keeping an eye on the monuments in Richmond.

And to thank Manny who helped Catch and prosecute one Vandal 

We had some nice rides there !

There was an "Eye in the Sky !

I got a good guess who was operating it ! 
 I took my Grand Kids to meet Mr Lewis.

It was a great Time, and I had some of the best BBQ I've ever eaten.

I'n looking forward to next year !

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Back to P Town !!

It's a nice breezy overcast day,

so I decided to take a trip to P-Town ( Portsmouth VA )
to thank some Confederate Veterans

First order of business was get Freddy Ready -

 Can't go to P-Town without puttin on your best !

Me and Freddy went to --

I took a small bag of Remember coins,
I make the coins for a number of reasons, including to be left at the graves of Confederate Veterans.

 I should have taken a bucket load !

When I arrived the grounds keeper said he had no problem with me placing the coins.

The first Veteran was --

He was an engineer of the CSS Virginia.

Then I started a short walk to the Confederate section--

Along the way I found several Veterans---

Freddy had my back !

There were a lot of Confederate Veterans to thank

I got to the Designated Veterans section ---

The stone itself was from "Dry Dock One" 
where the CSS Virginia was built.

( I've worked in that Dry Dock )

I did not have enough coins but I placed all I had ---

The Confederate section was well kept and was a wonderful spot
to stop by and REMEMBER !


I was told the Battle flag was replaced with the VA flag to help reduce vandalism.

Next up me and Freddy went to the Confederate monument --

Freddy stood guard ---

Then me and Freddy went back to Suffolk and had lunch ---

Freddy stood guard again !

It was a great morning !