CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Monday is Carolina Day in South Carolina, recalling the patriot victory in 1776 over a British fleet trying to attack Charleston.
The fleet was turned back by Col. William Moultrie and patriots manning a palmetto log fort on Sullivans Island. The palmetto tree appears to this day on the South Carolina state flag.
The commemoration in Charleston on Monday includes a church service at St. Michaels Church on the Four Corners of Law, a parade to Charleston's battery, a wreath-laying ceremony and a band concert.
At Fort Moultrie across the harbor there will be artillery and musket firing demonstrations as well as displays of 18th century medical equipment.
That event concludes with a concert by the band of the South Carolina Army National Reserve.