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It has officially happened: The Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina state Capitol grounds on Friday morning, to the cheering and singing of the large crowd of onlookers.

Of course, this event was really the second time the Confederate flag was removed in South Carolina by an act of government — but then again, video cameras weren’t around for the first one. So enjoy this one to your heart’s content.

Video via Associated Press/South Carolina Educational Television.

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