Confederate Flag Takedown, South Carolina Statehouse

AP Photo/John Bazemore

Today, in a (very very) long overdue ceremony, South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds. 

The movement for the state to disassociate itself from what many believe is a symbol of racism has been going for decades now, but it picked up steam following last month's Charleston church shooting. Thousands of revelers gathered at the capitol today to watch the historic moment, and to say the crowd was jubilant would be an understatement. 

In fact, it seemed that the joy at the flag removal basically matched that of the ticker tape parade going down a few states over in celebration of the women's soccer team. The crowd even borrowed from a much-loved sports tradition, singing "Hey hey hey...goodbye" as the flag was lowered. Because if this occasion isn't cause for celebration, then what is?

Revelers at the ceremony took to Twitter to share pictures from the big event, and those who weren't lucky enough to be there in person shared their joy digitally, too.

But today's big moment didn't elicit just happy times—it truly brought out all the feels. There are plenty of people who are quick to point out that even though the flag takedown was a great message, it's just one tiny step in a whole marathon of civil rights. The country still has a long, long way to go before everybody is equal, and many tweeters wanted to send a somber reminder that there is a lot of work left to do.

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