The vehicles that assembled in the Victoria Community Center parking lot Saturday morning — including pickup trucks, sedans, convertibles and a beige semi cab — flew too many different flags to keep track of.

Royal blue “Keep America Great!” flags were the most popular. But there were also American flags, Thin Blue Line flags, Texas flags, “Don’t Tread On Me” flags, “Come and Take It” flags, “Trump Train” flags with locomotives whose wheels read “2020,” a QAnon flag with a giant flaming “Q” and even one flag showing Trump, a semiautomatic rifle in his left hand, standing atop a tank with a gun barrel reading “You’re Fired.”

Mark Rosenberg reports on rural community life for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He can be reached at or 361-574-1264 or on Twitter at @markrosenberg32. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to

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Mark Rosenberg writes about rural community life for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He covers Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, and Refugio counties. Questions or tips? Contact: or call 361-574-1264.

(4) comments

Willie Ellis

I thought it was a funeral procession for Make America Grieve Again.

Daniel Martin

The act of posting a "QAnon" flag is a sign of a underground cult. That group claims to have evidence of groups or individuals that are promoting child abuse and worse. Why aren't they sharing the proof with law enforcement? How could conservative Christians protect these vile people. Give the proof to the police and "save the children".

Dale Zuck

No Bill. You are not alone.

Glenn Wilson


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