Palmetto - Symbol of Courage 

South Carolina's beautiful state flag's color and symbols (crescent and palmetto tree) all came from one Revolutionary War battle on June 28, 1776. On that day patriots in a little fort made of palmetto logs, beach sand and marsh mud defeated a large heavily armed British fleet that wanted to take Charleston for the King of England. When the British ships fired, most of their cannonballs sank harmlessly into the soft spongy palmetto logs, leaving the patriots to carefully aim their few cannons and do much damage to the ships. After the battle, the fort was renamed Fort Moultrie for its Commander William Moultrie.

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