Confederate Flag Removal Ceremony South Carolina Lowers Confederate Flag and an Era Ends - COLUMBIA, Closing a chapter on a symbol of the Deep South and its history of resistance and racial animus, South Carolina on Friday lowered the Confederate battle flag from outside its State House, where it had flown for more than 50 years. A crowd chanted and sang after the Confederate flag was lowered this morning from the South Carolina state Capitol. Americans cheered wildly as the flag was lowered from its pole. As the flag was folded up, the crowd chanted "U-S-A" and sang "Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye." The flag will be displayed at the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.