South Carolina Flag History
Adopted: January 28, 1861
South Carolina Flag Design: White palmetto tree on an indigo field. The canton contains a white crescent.
The General Assembly adopted the current version of South Carolina’s flag on January 28, 1861. This version added the Palmetto tree to the original design by Colonel William Moultrie in 1775 for use by South Carolina troops during the Revolutionary War. Colonel Moultrie chose a blue color that matched the color of their uniforms and a crescent that reproduced the silver emblem worn on the front of their caps.
The palmetto tree symbolized Colonel Moultrie's heroic defense of the palmetto-log fort on Sullivan's Island against the attack of the British fleet on June 28, 1776.
By statute, the flag shall be displayed "upon the inside of every public school building in this State so that all school children shall be instructed in proper respect for the flag," and daily except in rainy weather, from a staff upon the State House and from a staff upon each County Courthouse. The State Flag is also to be displayed in accordance with rules set by the State Superintendent of Education, on the grounds of educational institutions supported in whole or part, by funds derived from the State. It is also prescribed that any person who mutilates, injures or desecrates the State Flag, wherever displayed, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $100 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days or both.
THE STATE PLEDGE TO THE FLAG OF SOUTH CAROLINA
The official State Pledge to the Flag of South Carolina was adopted by Act Number 910 of 1966. The pledge was originally written in 1950 by Mrs. John R. Carson. It is as follows:
"I salute the flag of South Carolina and pledge to the Palmetto State love, loyalty, and faith."
NOT ALL SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FLAGS ARE THE SAME!
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- State flags constructed to precise specifications
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