"On June 28, 1776, South Carolina military forces triumphed over both the Royal Navy and the British Army at the Battle of Sullivan's Island. This signal event was acknowledged by the Continental Congress with a silver medal, and the symbols associated with that glorious victory are present in our state seal and on our state flag. "
"For many years after the battle, South Carolinians observed Palmetto Day on June 28. It was their special holiday. It was a tribute to the patriots of 1776 who fought and died for American and South Carolina freedom. "
"Each year, in Charleston, York and a few other places, concerned Carolinians observe "Carolina Day" on June 28. However, the observation is not statewide -- as it once was and as it should be again. Isn't it time that we as a state reclaimed our rightful place in history? Cannot we let the rest of the country know that there's more to the American Revolution than the skirmishes in Massachusetts? "
I say let's make this a state holiday....