Williamson County will seek approval to remove Confederate flag from seal

Sep 15, 2020

The Williamson County Commission approved moving forward with an effort to remove a confederate flag from the county seal during the Sep. 14, 2020, meeting via video conference.
Credit Williamson County

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  The Williamson County Commission last night voted to continue its effort to remove a Confederate flag from the county seal.

The board voted 16 to 7 in favor of accepting a task force recommendation that the seal be altered.

Tennessee law requires the county to next ask the State Historical Commission for permission to remove the Confederate symbol.

Council member Betsy Hester voted against the motion, saying removal of the flag would “dishonor” the soldiers who fought in the conflict.

Council member Keith Hudson voted in favor saying the Confederate Flag is a “universal” symbol of hate.

You can watch the full Commission meeting here.