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Confederate battle flag at Confederate Memorial on the grounds of the South Carolina State House

The Confederate battle flag will likely take its last flaps in the wind at South Carolina’s statehouse soon.

The House of Representatives voted 94-20 early Thursday to remove it.

The Senate has already voted for the flag’s removal from statehouse grounds. And Gov. Nikki Haley has already said she would sign it into law.

“Today, as the Senate did before them, the House of Representatives has served the State of South Carolina and her people with great dignity,” Haley said in a statement.

“It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can all be proud of, a day that truly brings us all together as we continue to heal, as one people and one state.”

Soon after nine African-American worshipers were shot dead in a Charleston church last month by racially motivated gunman Dylann Roof, Haley called on lawmakers to vote for its removal.

But the flag mounted a tenacious last stand on Wednesday in South Carolina with the help of a handful of House lawmakers. They threw down proposed amendments to the bill that led debate to drag on more than 12 hours.

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source: CNN.com

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