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"Carolina Day" celebrates anniversary of Revolutionary War battle

Charleston celebrated the 236th anniversary of the Patriot's victory in the Battle of Sullivan's Island today with a parade.

June 28 is known as "Carolina Day" as many celebrate the Revolutionary War victory at Fort Moultrie over a British fleet that was attacking Charleston. The walls of Fort Moultrie were made of Palmetto Tree logs, which the British cannonballs could not penetrate.

Today's anniversary was marked with a downtown parade and a wreath laying ceremony at the Battery.

Days after the victory, the founders signed the Declaration of Independence.

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