SUMMERVILLE, S. C. – Despite a petition, protest, march, and neighbor-erected fences, a South Carolina woman had promised that they would die before they would stop with the flying of a Confederate flag in her mostly black community. But a recent heart attack has led to a change of the heart.
The Post and Courier reports that after seven years of conflict with the neighbours, Annie Caddell replace the battle flag with a flag Wednesday. The 58-year-old woman says that the heart attack and subsequent triple-bypass surgery led her to reflect on the past choices. They concluded they wanted unity in her community, and apologize to those they offended.
More than 270 people had signed in 2010 a petition with the question of Summerville to intervene, but the officers said that they had the right to fly the flag, which they had said, the glory of her heritage.
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