Few Southern heritage activists do half as much to advance the display of our symbols as does Karen. One of the Virginia Flaggers, Karen regularly demonstrates with our colours in downtown Richmond (not exactly the most Confederate-friendly area of the South these days) in front of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to have the removed Southern flags restored to their former position. The Virginia Flaggers have unfortunately been opposed not only by the usual anti-Southern suspects but also by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Additionally, Karen and the Flaggers have periodically suffered hateful slurs and derision from hostile, anti-Southern elements. I recently congratulated Karen on being able to stay in good spirits despite the hostility. She said that she thinks of what Southerners once had to endure and feels inspired.