Hilton Head, South Carolina....an island off the coast, and a yearly vacation spot for me! love it there!
Asked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety in the fall of 1775 to design a flag for the use of South Carolina troops, Col. William Moultrie chose a blue which matched the color of their uniforms and a crescent which reproduced the silver emblem worn on the front of their caps. The palmetto tree was added later to represent Moultrie's heroic defense of the palmetto-log fort on Sullivan's Island against the attack of the British fleet on June 28, 1776.
*Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina* |Photographer ~ Dustin K Ryan~ October 12 2010| 'h4d'