South Carolina took the Confederate flag off State House grounds on Friday, July 10, 2015. The ceremony drew thousands, mostly supporters but also some who disagreed with the move.
On April 9, 1865, the confederate symbol was taken down after the loss of the war. Further down the road, it was removed from the top of the State House July 1, 2000 and removed from the grounds of the State House July 10, 2015. Many supporters were offended and responded by saying thousands of flags will be put up in its place. In some cases, the confederate flag was used to make a statement or stand out. During the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in Greenville, the flag was flown near the building grabbing some attention which made the news.
- The confederate flag was removed from high profile places
- Can be used by people who want to cause problem as well as people who believe in it
- Either way people will be offended and the best cure is to ignore it.
“Even if the sight of the Confederate flag flapping in the wind on one person’s property upsets some, the best way to deal with it is to ignore it.”
There were as many as 10,000 witnesses to the Confederate flag’s furling on the front lawn of the S.C. State House. But the eyes of the entire nation, it seemed, were on Columbia that day.