Call To Flagging ! 4/13/2013

Call To Flagging ! 4/13/2013
Green Hill Cemetery, Elizabethton, Tennessee

Ok folks here goes. The next Flagging at Green Hill Cemetery will be April 13th, 12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. The weather should be improving the next few weeks so hopefully there'll be more of you there. I know some of you are thinking , why are we Flagging Green Hill every month. Well the answer is simple, the Wautauga Hysterical Assc. hasn't addressed any of the issues that are in question. The gates still chained & locked, making access to the cemetery unsafe to get into. The elderly and the handicapped don't have safe access period.I can testify to that. Also in past years the WHA has mowed the cemetery , leaving the Confederate gravesites untouched. Chances are that will be the case this mowing season. The disrespect for the Confederate Soldiers buried there is an atrocity. We've had some that have showed up to almost every Flagging & have been well recieved by the general public.

A lot of valuable information has been passed out that these folks may have never known or heard about. My hero, Susan Hathaway , has flagged or spoken to people all over the South about our Southron cause. We need to be doing to same. The more we stand there on the line, the more people will learn. Oh, by the way one soldiers grave was left outside the perimeter of the cemetery by WHA, so that should tell you want they think of our ancestors. Folks be proud of you ancestors and Flag for the Southron way of life & for our ancestors & our History ,before we lose it all together.

Tennesee Flagging Co-Ordinator
Colonel Mike Shaffer (Doc)
400 Shelby St. Apt. 413
Bristol, Tenn. 37620


Call To Flagging ! 4/13/2013


Confederate History & Heritage Month in Carter County, TN.

Mayor Leon Humphrey has proclaimed the month of April 2013 as Confederate History & Heritage Month in Carter County, TN.  He was earlier presented, in his office, a copy of the January/February 2013 issue of “Confederate Veteran”, the Confederate Third National Flag, an 8X10 photo of the Carter County Confederate Veterans Memorial, a CD titled “The Truth About the Confederate Battle Flag” and a DVD titled “Carter County Confederates”.

The Proclamation was presented by him at a meeting of Carter County Commission on March 18, 2013.  The Proclamation was accepted by the Lt. Robert J. Tipton Camp #2083 of Elizabethton.  A standing applause was given by Commission and the attendees to the meeting.  The Proclamation presentation can be viewed at http://www.cartercountytn.gov/videos/ .
              Confederate History and Heritage Proclamation

WHEREAS, April is the month in which the people of the Confederate States of America began and ended a four-year heroic struggle for states' rights, individual freedom, local government control and determined struggle for deeply held beliefs; and

WHEREAS, Carter County supplied citizen soldiers and officers who fought for their beliefs in this great struggle; and

WHEREAS, Carter County, Tennessee has long recognized her Confederate history, the officers and enlisted men of the Confederate States Army and the Navy and those at home who made sacrifices on behalf of their families, homes, communities, and country; and that it is just and right to do so; and

WHEREAS, the noble spirit and inspiring leadership of these great officers, leaders, and the ordinary men and women, free and not free, of the Confederate States is an integral part of the history of all of America; and

WHEREAS, it is important for all citizens of Carter County to reflect upon our past and to respect the devotion of her Confederate leaders, soldiers, and citizens to the cause of Southern liberty; and

WHEREAS, Carter County, Tennessee is proud to recognize and celebrate the devotion of her Confederate soldiers and all those from Carter County who fought and sacrificed in this great struggle that divided families, the nation, and our State; and

WHEREAS, the knowledge of the role of the Confederate States of America in the history of our nation and our State is vital to understanding who we are and what we are; and

WHEREAS, we honor our past and from it draw the courage, strength and wisdom to reconcile ourselves, and go forward into the future together as citizens of Carter County, Tennesseans and Americans;

NOW, THEREFORE, I Leon Humphrey, Mayor of Carter County, on this 18th day of March 2013 do hereby recognize April 2013 as Confederate History and Heritage Month in CARTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE and urge all citizens of the county to engage in a historical study of the events of the years 1861 to 1865, inclusive, and to solemnly contemplate that time in our history and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

_____________________ Leon Humphrey Carter County Mayor