On November 9, 2017, NAFUSA President Hal Hardin presented the family of Ernie Williams with a flag flown over the Department of Justice in his honor. Ernie died in November, 2016. It is a tradition for NAFUSA to request the flying of an American flag which is presented to the families of former United States Attorneys during bereavement. The presentation took place in the Williamson County Historic Courthouse with family and friends in attendance. Williams was appointed by President Bush and served as US Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee from 1991-1993.