Friday, January 28, 2011

1st SC Flag Day Is 150 Years After Palmetto Tree, Crescent Approved

State flag of South Carolina

It was January 1861, in the weeks between the state's decision to secede from the Union and the emergence of the Southern Confederacy, and South Carolina needed a national flag. A committee of legislators had been appointed to come up with the design and, on Jan. 21, 1861, the panel presented a proposal that "the National Flag or Ensign of South Carolina shall be white, with a green palmetto tree upright thereon; and the union blue, with a white increscent."

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