GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — While the Fourth of July commemorates the Declaration of Independence within the United States, two groups focused on a different piece of U.S. history Tuesday.

Outside the Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown stands a confederate monument. Members of the Williamson County Patriots wrapped the monument with a black fabric Tuesday, before then wrapping it with an American flag.

After hearing about the display, the Williamson County Grays Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans showed up.

“We don’t normally come out on the Fourth of July, but I was at the Fourth of July parade in Belton when I got word that these people were covering up the confederate memorial here, which to us is a gross violation,” member Shelby Little said.
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