As these words are being written, the ceremony of lowering the Confederate flag at the capital is happening – literally.
In the end, it simply came down.
There were no speeches by politicians. There were not bands playing. There were no elaborate ceremonies. It all ended with seven state troopers – white and black, male and female – silently walking across the capital lawn, lowering the flag, rolling it up and giving it to a nameless state employee to be taken to a museum.
That was it.