Carolina Day

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I prefer Palmetto Day but I suppose the new (since 1875) term is Carolina Day. I didn’t have a single person greet me with a big “Happy Carolina Day” all day and I got a lot of strange looks for doing just that. Well if you didn’t know Carolina Day commemorates the Battle of Sullivan’s Island and the victory at Fort Sullivan(now Fort Moultrie) on June 28, 1776 against the British. The meager 20 cannons installed at the palmetto made fort were able to defeat the 270 some guns aboard the 20 boat British fleet sitting in Charleston Harbor. I will not recap entirely what has already been written. Great stuff. So if you forgot this year make sure you add it to your calendar for next year and yell out “Happy Carolina Day” and give a real big goofy hand way up in the air wave.

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