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Hillsborough County Commissioners voted Wednesday to move a Confederate memorial that has stood outside the county courthouse for more than a century.

Last week, Hillsborough County Commissioners voted against removing a Confederate memorial that has stood outside the county courthouse for more than a century. On Tuesday, a group of protesters met to keep up the pressure.

City workers on Tuesday started moving a Confederate statue called "Johnny Reb" from a park in the heart of downtown Orlando to a nearby cemetery, following renewed public outcry that it is a symbol of racism and white supremacy.

Photos: Military Museum and Library of Southwest Florida

A flag with 37 stars flew over the White House for roughly ten years, after the addition of Nebraska to the union in March 1867. A version of the 37-star flag, flown during the presidencies of Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Rutherford B. Hayes, was dedicated at Wednesday's Flag Day event at the Military Museum and Library of Southwest Florida.

The Confederate Solider's Monument has silently stood guard outside the Hillsborough County Courthouse in downtown Tampa since 1911, with one soldier facing north to the enemy, another with its head drooped low facing the defeated homeland.

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