Following a national trend in the wake of shooting in South Carolina perpetrated by a self-admitted racist, the Confederate flag will be coming down from a county center in Florida.
County commissioners agreed on Wednesday and voted to remove the flag from the lobby of the Frederick B. Karl County Center.
This coming 20 years after it was put on display as part of a compromise to remove the Stars and Bars image from the county seal. The effort was spearheaded by Commissioner Les Miller.
“I’m emotional because I know because I know what the flag means to me, and what it meant to my family and others who had to see this flag,” Miller, a black man, said.