According to CNN, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill to remove the Confederate emblem from the state’s flag, making it the final U.S. state to do so.

The signing of the bill comes as residents, public employees, and college athletes lamented against Mississippi maintaining Confederate ties via the state’s flag. “I know there are people of goodwill who are not happy to see this flag changed. They fear a chain reaction of events erasing our history — a history that is no doubt complicated and imperfect,” said the Republican governor.