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Sponsors: Senators Campsen and Verdin
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Introduced in the Senate on May 13, 2010
Introduced in the House on May 19, 2010
Last Amended on May 25, 2010
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 27, 2010
Summary: State Flag
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/13/2010 Senate Introduced, placed on calendar without reference SJ-9 5/14/2010 Scrivener's error corrected 5/18/2010 Senate Adopted, sent to House SJ-20 5/19/2010 House Introduced HJ-4 5/19/2010 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-4 5/20/2010 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-63 5/25/2010 House Amended HJ-123 5/25/2010 House Adopted HJ-123 5/25/2010 House Returned to Senate with amendments HJ-123 5/27/2010 Senate Concurred in amendment SJ-83
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AMENDED--NOT PRINTED IN THE HOUSE
Amt. No. 1 (Doc. Path council\nbd\12411cm10)
May 25, 2010
S. Printed 5/20/10--H.
Read the first time May 19, 2010.
TO CELEBRATE THE SESQUICENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FLAG, TO DECLARE JANUARY 28, 2011, AS "SOUTH CAROLINA FLAG DAY", TO REQUEST THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO CONDUCT APPROPRIATE INTERPRETIVE AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS AT THE FORT MOULTRIE, A UNIT OF FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT, AND TO ENCOURAGE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS TO PARTICIPATE.
Whereas, on December 21, 1860, the day after South Carolina's secession from the Union, both houses of the legislature reconvened in Hibernian Hall in Charleston. The next day, Representative Plowden C.J. Weston introduced a resolution for a joint House and Senate committee to create a National Flag or Ensign of South Carolina; and
Whereas, in January 1861, a joint committee was established and on the 28th, our current State Flag was officially adopted; and
Whereas, the State Flag dates back to 1765 when opponents of the Stamp Act marched in protest behind a blue flag bearing three white crescents; and
Whereas, on January 22, 1776, Colonel William Moultrie was asked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety to design a flag to be used by the 1st and 2nd South Carolina Regiments. Colonel Moultrie's design had the blue of the militia's uniforms and the crescent from the emblem on their caps; and
Whereas, the palmetto tree was added in 1861 to honor Moultrie's heroic defense of the palmetto log fort on Sullivan's Island against the attack of the British fleet on June 28, 1776; and
Whereas, the flag, commonly known as the Palmetto Flag, with field of indigo blue, a white crescent and a white Palmetto Tree has been proudly displayed by South Carolinians for over one hundred fifty years; and
Whereas, January 28, 2011, marks the sesquicentennial of the adoption of the Palmetto Flag; and
Whereas, it is appropriate for the members of the Senate, by this resolution, to add their voices in support of these special events honoring South Carolina's rich history. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the Senate, by this resolution, celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the South Carolina State Flag, to declare January 28, 2011, as the first annual "South Carolina Flag Day", to request the National Park Service to conduct appropriate interpretive and educational events at the Fort Moultrie, a unit of the Fort Sumter National Monument, and to encourage public and private historical and educational institutions to annually commemorate and recognize South Carolina Flag Day.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the National Park Service at the Fort Moultrie National Monument.
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