Thursday, June 24, 2010
CAROLINA DAY IS ALMOST HERE!!!!!
Carolina Day 2010
Monday, June 28
Carolina Day celebrates the American victory at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island on June 28, 1776. Colonel William Moultrie commanded Fort Sullivan on that fateful day when, despite being outnumbered, he and the Second South Carolina Regiment repelled assaults by the Royal Navy and the British Army. The first Carolina Day was celebrated in 1777, and the commemoration continues today.
This year, Carolina Day will be celebrated on Monday, June 28.
The public is invited to join The Palmetto Society, the South Carolina Historical Society, and dozens of other historic organizations at White Point Garden in Charleston. The day's schedule includes:
1:00 p.m. Church service begins at St. Michael's Church
(71 Broad Street)
1:45 p.m. Dedication of Pinckney Monument in St. Michael's
3:00 p.m. Organizations assemble in Washington Park
for parade to White Point Garden
3:30 p.m. Parade to White Point Garden begins
3:50 p.m. Wreath-laying ceremony and performance by
Charleston Community Band, with remarks by Bishop
C. FitzSimons Allison
A rededication of the recently renovated White Point Garden bandstand will be held immediately following the regular Carolina Day festivities.
Fort Moultrie will be hosting its own Carolina Day events June 27-28, which are free and open to the public. Visitors to the fort both days can enjoy musket and artillery demonstrations, as well as presentations of 18th-century medical practices, from 9:00 - 5:00. At 7:00 p.m. on June 28, the Army National Guard band will perform a patriotic concert.