There are those with very little knowledge of the War Between the States that want to remove the 3rd National Confederate flag that has flown in the yard of the Sutherlin Mansion for over 20 years! This home is the Last Capital of The Confederacy . It is the last time and place that the full cabinet of the Confederacy met together before the surrender at Appomattox!
The city is now trying to set up a NEW ordinance banning all flags except the U.S., Va. and MIA/POW flags from flying on city owned property .
Tony Lundy, commander of the Jefferson Davis chapter of the S.C.V. wants the building to be maintained by a heritage group and not the city.This would HONOR the ORIGINAL agreement the city and heritage groups in 1914. The Last Capital Acquisitions group offered the city $500,000.00 for the historic property. He also said that an effort to revive the Danville Confederate Memorial Assn. is in the works. This group and the U.D.C. partnered the CITY one hundred years ago to buy the Sutherlin Mansion in the first place.
It is time for us to stop this witch hunt on OUR Heritage and sign this petition before August 6, 2015.
Thank you all for signing, Mike McNeely
Update #54 years ago
law suit has been filed against The City of Danville, Article in Roanoke Times,Aug.15,2015 Reads; " Lawsuit seeks the replacement of Confederate flag at Sutherlin". the lawsuit claims Danville removed the flag illegally, a state law that prohibits altering war memorials.Va Attornry General sent the city an opinion that the memorial is for the Last Capital,not for the Civil War Let's get to 2,000 at least, please send to friends and face book etc. thank you all
Update #44 years ago
To all of you great folks; PLEASE KEEP SIGNING, at least to get to 2,000 We will need this petition when we go to court against this ridiculous decision and /or the chance to buy the building ! THANK YOU ALL, so much, please pass it on to all you know and KEEP signing!!
YOURS in Southern History and Heritage, Mike McNeely
Update #34 years ago
To all , PLEASE KEEP SIGNING and FORWARDING this petition to all your friends and people who care about OUR HERITAGE and The REAL AMERICAN HISTORY. We will us it when legal action is taken against the City of Danville. Which is GOING TO HAPPEN
Update #24 years ago
I see no one has signed the petition in days now! Please resume signing and letting everyone you know about it and get them to sign! Like I said, there has been a lawsuit filed and the petition will help, 2,000, PLEASE!!
Update #14 years ago
Tomorrow is the day they are having the City Council Meeting in Danville! It is at 7 P.M. so I guess we'll have to shut down by 2 P.M. ! I have to drive from Roanoke Va. to Danville Va., about an hour and a half ride ! It takes 2 hours for the site to put the list together for me to take to Danville!
You all have made me so proud by signing ! The turn out has far exceeded my predictions and I cannot thank you all enough!