Carolina Day

Battle of Sullivan's Island

June 28, 1776

Carolina Day is the annual commemoration of an important part of United States, South Carolina, and Sullivan's Island history--the Battle of Sullivan's Island on June 28, 1776.

The colonial's victory, fought on the site of what is now Fort Moultrie, was considered by many historians as the first significant American victory over the British during the American Revolution.  The colonists' victory was vital to South Carolina and the nascent American Revolutionary cause.  Defeat on that fateful day would have given British troops control over the vital port of Charleston and, essentially the entire state of South Carolina at a critical time. 

A mere six (6) days later, the colonists issued their national Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776).  It would take four (4) years of battling South Carolinians before the British were able to occupy Charleston (1780).  For these reasons, all South Carolinians consider Carolina Day as the State's "Independence Day."

Organizations with at least 50 years history in South Carolina parade down Meeting Street to White Point Gardens, where a meaningful Ceremony takes place.  The Hat Ladies are proud to support their parade, as so many support our Easter Promenade.

We love a Parade..

......even in the rain as spectators

Our wondrous Hat Lady and talented Charleston Mercury photographer, Kathleen

Robert Rosen is the guest speaker

The wreaths from the various organizations are presented

Waiting at the bar for our table


Val is at the head of the table...and should be...

...After all, she's the Birthday girl

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