The Symbol of the Confederate Flag

The issue of the Confederate Flag and its symbol has a long standing role within the history of this country. People tend to grow uneasy when race becomes the topic of attention. Whether it is about the Black Lives Matter versus All Lives Matter movement or the hashtag Criming While White, the country tends to split into two.


The Confederate Flag is a jagged two edged knife in America’s side. On one hand, many Confederate Flag owners say that owning and waving the flag is their right, their way to preserve the history of America. However, another opinion is that the Confederate Flag is simply a symbol of hate, racism and white supremacy in this country.


The history behind the flag is a complicated issue. The Confederate Flag waved in support for the South during the Civil War. Many Americans feel the flag in 2017 is memorializing Confederate veterans. But often, offensive symbols like the flag are pushed by leaders with a more negative agenda.


JaenaevaIn Fredericksburg, Virginia, a 30-by-30 foot Confederate flag hangs viewable by anyone passing near the Falmouth exit of the Interstate I-95. The flag in Stafford County is placed on the private property of Hubert Wayne Cash. Cash stated that the Virginia Flaggers paid $1 for him to keep the flag on his property for a century. The Virginia Flaggers appeared in 2011 to respond to the removal of a Confederate battle flag from the Confederate Memorial Chapel in Richmond, Virginia, a retirement home for Confederate veterans. Because the flag rests on private property and is protected under the First Amendment, the county representatives cannot do anything without facing the possibility of a lawsuit.


One of Cash’s neighbors, Susan Kate Koisor, felt less than prideful in the history of what the flag represented to her and like-minded people. The flag affected and insulted many of the nearby travelers. Koisor decided there was something she could do about it. While Koiser is a white woman, her adopted daughter is black. With her daughter being her inspiration, Koiser set out on a journey.


Koisor received a permit to raise the Black Lives Matter Flag on her own property. However, this will be no small feat. To build the flag, Koisor needs to raise between $20,000 to $25,000 to make the flag and the pole. Koisor created a GoFundMe account with hopes to raise enough money through donations to have the flag up. While the Confederate flag may come across as a racist symbol, Cash promised that his intentions are purely historical. Cash has even offered his help to get the Black Lives Matter Flag up and moving.



1 thought on “The Symbol of the Confederate Flag

  1. Greetings WestGeorgian,

    As a West Georgia local, and a member of the local Sons of Confederate Veterans as well as a member of the Virginia Flaggers, I feel compelled to reply to this post and offer some comments.
    Yes, the Virginia Flaggers were established on September 5, 2001 and boots hit the sidewalk in front of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) on October 1st, 2011.

    The reason being new management of the VMFA illegally forced the removal of 2 Confederate Flags from the Confederate War Memorial Chapel in 2010 after having been periodically displayed since 1993, and the Old Confederate Soldiers themselves flew a 20×20 Confederate flag from a 70 foot pole daily from 1887-1941 on the same grounds.

    The Virginia Flaggers currently fly 25 Roadside Confederate Memorial Battleflags across the Old Dominion, and are in the planning stages of erecting more.

    The Fredericksburg / I-95 Confederate Memorial Flag is 20 X 30 sized and is less than 50 miles from Washington DC, seen by hundreds of thousands each week, is on private property, and pays homage to the Confederate soldiers who fought and died for the Commonwealth of Virginia (which includes Georgia troops like General TRR Cobb of Athens and Cobb’s Brigade).

    Seems today’s weak uneducated children are being terribly misled into feeling the Confederate Flag is some horrible thing. Of course we well know about the Duke’s of Hazzard and the #01 General Lee, but what about when the USS Robert E Lee SSBN 601 nuclear submarine traveled the globe defending our freedoms during the Cold War? There was a Confederate flag onboard each tour of duty.
    The US Marines flew a Confederate Flag during the Battle of Okinawa.
    The US Army’s 31st Infantry Division Incorporated a Confederate flag into Official use.
    Soldiers defending America in WW 2, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, and Kuwait flew the Confederate flag.
    Have you forgotten the Confederate flag on the US Congressional Gold Medal of 1956?
    Why no mention in this article about the Confederate flag being flown at the downfall of the Berlin Wall in 1988?
    Have people forgotten so quickly the positive display of the Confederate flag in Poland during a recent visit by President Trump?

    Ms Kosior is sadly mistaken about her emotions over the Confederate flag. Her desire to fly the racist group”s “black lives matter” flag is disgusting. A group that was founded on a lie (Hands up don’t shoot) that chants “pigs in a blanket fry em like bacon” and blocked traffic that resulted in a death of a medical patient in an ambulance, as well as the murder of 5 Dallas police officers. Who would want to promote a domestic terrorist group like BLM?

    The leader of the Virginia Flaggers, Miss Susan Hathaway, actually was in Buchanan and spoke to our SCV group in March earlier this year.

    Thanks and God Bless

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