First the Confederate battle flag was lowered from the State House grounds Friday. Hours later crews took down the flagpole and the wrought iron fence
Monday morning, crews were back near the Confederate Memorial to remove the concrete slab that once supported the flagpole. Throughout the day people would take bits of the broken cement.
Thousands watched Friday as the Confederate battle flag was lowered and furled for the last time at the Statehouse. Legislators gathered for a special session last week and voted to remove the flag. Governor Nikki Haley signed the bill Thursday.
Once it was removed, the flag was taken to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum for preservation and it will eventually go on display.
The pad where the slab was will be sodded and will blend in the rest of the lawn, removing any indications that the flagpole was ever there.