What we know fondly as the “Stars and Stripes” was adopted by the Continental Congress as the official American Flag on June 14, 1777, in the midst of the Revolutionary War.
Almost a year earlier, South Carolina’s Council of Safety ordered Colonel William Moultrie to produce a signal flag and supplied blue cloth for that purpose. Moultrie added the silver crescent worn on his troop’s hat and it was this flag that signaled victory to the city of Charles Towne following Moultrie’s defeat of the British fleet on Sullivan’s Island on 28 June 1776.
On June 11, Middleton Place will be holding a series of programs to celebrate these two flags and all they represent. Programs will include:
- Presentations on the U.S. Southern Continental Army
- Flag etiquette
- Crafts for children of all ages
- A flag retirement ceremony and more
Learn and celebrate Flag Day and Carolina Day, one of the first victories of the American Revolution at the Battle for Fort Moultrie, with us at Middleton Place.
This program is included with general admission. Free for members
Schedule of Events
(All Programs Will Take Place in the Outdoor Education Center)
11:00 “Oh Say Can You See…” Fun with Flags: Etiquette and Trivia
11:30 Flag Retirement Ceremony
12:00 Revolutionary Soldier Program / Musket Firing Program
1:00 “Oh Say Can You See…” Fun with Flags: Etiquette and Trivia
1:30 Flag Retirement Ceremony
2:00 Revolutionary Soldier Program / Musket Firing Program
10:00 – 3:00 Hands-On Crafts: I. Patriotic Bracelets / Necklaces and Quill Writing
10:00 – 3:00 Rev War Blanket Display (Military & Personal Equipment / Clothing)
Rev War Musket Display
Rev War Billeting & Mess Display (Tent & Cooking)