Wednesday, February 17, 2016

" If only more people understood -- "


"I have a quick and amazing story. I got to thinking about a woman that I met last night that stopped by the Wendy's restaurant in Colonial Heights. Her youngest daughter was 71. They came to Petersburg for about two weeks and were heading back home to South Carolina. I overheard them talking in the parking lot about this amazing flag on their way on 95. Of course hearing that I started talking to them before we left. Her daughter Maria was 71 and the mom was 103. Her name was Betty. For a 103 year old woman Betty was an out spoken woman. Anyway she was talking about the Confederate flag that was put up Saturday and how proud she was to know the truth of that flag. She knew her heritage that defended that flag. She told me she made her daughter find out how to get to that flag and she finally showed up in front of it. She said she got out of the car and she told her daughter look here, this is someone that loves the South. And as she was telling me that I looked at her daughter and looked at her and they both had tears in their eyes. Of course you know what I did, got emotional with them cuz I know how they felt. And then when I told them I was part of the group that put up that flag, she said Oh my God, God bless you. And I told her I was blessed with all my friends which I call family around me that day. She said before they left I can have peace now when I go home, and then her daughter nodded her head and point up. If only more people understood what that flag was all about." 
Photo and testimonial courtesy of Jeff Seymour

The Flaggers have been called controversial by the mainstream  media, meaningless by some social media folks.

Well I feel we are important conservators of History, and we are not afraid to put our flag on display.

And every flag that is raised contributes to its understanding ! Like it says in the post --

"She told me she made her daughter find out how to get to that flag and she finally showed up in front of it."

The Truth is out there, sometimes it takes a little effort to find, but 
"If ye seek ye shall find" !


  1. Amen brother! Did you tell her that that particular flag was placed in honour of another South Carolinian?

    1. I was not there, but a sign at the base of the flag tells who the flag was for.