Carolina Day 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
|10:00 a.m.||Church service|
|10:30 a.m.||Organizations assemble in Washington Park for parade|
|11:00a.m.||Ringing of church bells, procession from Washington Park to White Point Gardens begins|
|11:30 a.m.||Wreath-laying ceremony|
Carolina Day celebrates the American victory at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island on June 28, 1776. Colonel William Moultrie commanded Fort Sullivan that fateful day when,despite being outgunned and outmanned, he and the Second South Carolina Regiment repelled assaults by the RoyalNavy and the British Army. The first Carolina Day was celebrated in 1777, and the Palmetto Society and the South Carolina Historical Society continue the commemoration today.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael S. Kogan. Dr.Kogan is a professor at Montclair State University, where he served for twenty-four years as Chairman of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. He is the author of the book Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity, published by Oxford University Press. His family roots go back in Charleston to the mid-eighteenth century, and he serves on the Boards of Directors of the Spoleto Festival USA and the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina.
The Washington Light Infantry, Waccamaw Light Artillery, and the Charleston Community Band will participate in the day’s events.
For additional information please contact Virginia Ellison. (843) 723-3225 ext. 11