Three Virginia localities had monument relocation/removal referendums on their ballot yesterday. In all three localities, the citizens sent a strong clear message that they do not want their memorials removed. Each locality voted overwhelmingly AGAINST monument removal.
In Mathews County, the mandate was a landslide 80% AGAINST removing the Confederate Memorial located at the historic courthouse there. This after a valiant and courageous effort by the Lane-Armistead Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1772 to inform and mobilize local citizens.
In addition, Governor Northam’s pals from his monument destroying administration have all been defeated, with the Democratic candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General losing to Republicans, and Republicans have even taken back the Virginia House of Delegates with a new majority.
This after Northam and Virginia’s AG Mark Herring posed for the national media gloating and bragging about destroying the magnificent Lee monument in Richmond, just weeks before Herring was up for re-election. It turns out that was a big mistake.
This piece was previously published on the Virginia Flaggers website on November 3, 2021.
The Virginia Flaggers are citizens of the Commonwealth who stand AGAINST those who would desecrate our Confederate Monuments and memorials, and FOR our Confederate Veterans.