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History / Re: Flag of the Month August 2021 - Ft. Moultrie Flag
« Last post by Jerry Hall on Today at 05:44:42 PM »
Thank you Mrs. Smith for your commitment to the cause.  :bow:
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Colorado (Captain) / Re: New Orange Hat - SuddenFish
« Last post by Bravhrt on Today at 04:17:08 PM »
Welcome to the Colorado Cadre!  :F :snipersmi
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History / Re: Flag of the Month August 2021 - Ft. Moultrie Flag
« Last post by Mrs. Smith on Today at 02:29:04 PM »
I found this story recently. It also comes out of the battle in June of 1776, and worthy of mention.

https://fee.org/articles/a-patriots-dying-words-do-not-let-liberty-expire-with-me-today/
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After Action Reports / Re: Colebrook Ct July 17-18, 2021
« Last post by CAANY on Today at 02:07:10 PM »
Nice features of the North West Connecticut Sportsman's Association (NWCSA) range:

1). It is covered in case of inclement weather. 

2). Perhaps the biggest advantage is the opportunity to shoot out past 25 yards.  Putting the Inches, Minutes and Clicks to the test and still showing the same MOA accuracy.  Target shown was at 175 yards with a .308   I think the attendees that we most surprised were those the shot their .22LR to this distance and were on paper!
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History / Re: Flag of the Month August 2021 - Ft. Moultrie Flag
« Last post by Mrs. Smith on Today at 01:26:16 PM »
I had been wondering about the symbolism of the crescent.  That's as reasonable a possibility as any other.  Thanks!
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After Action Reports / Re: Charlottesville, VA AAR - July 10-11, 2021
« Last post by Messer on Today at 12:01:53 PM »
As always, I'd like to say "Thank You!" to everyone that came out to RRPC for this event.

From the Appleseed Instructors that always make everyones safety the top priority - and the way they help the students achieve that goal. To the students that came with an open mind willing to learn all that was offered up to them.

Thank you all!

I hope to see you on the range again in the future.

Stay Vigilant,

Bob S.
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History / Re: Flag of the Month August 2021 - Ft. Moultrie Flag
« Last post by SteelThunder on Today at 11:48:07 AM »
I have an affinity for the Fort Moultrie flag and Sullivan's Island, as I grew up in Sullivan Illinois which was the county seat for Moultrie county (gee...I wonder why they paired those two words?).  There's a civil war cannon on our courthouse lawn that is reputed to be from Fort Moultrie...but a century later firing some of the first shots at Fort Sumter.

In researching the flag, there is some contention about why the crescent was selected.  It had, for some time, meant to represent a symbol of resistance to tyrannical rule...of course the question is why the crescent is viewed in such a way?  I haven't found a good source, so I'd welcome anyone with more info.

One explanation, which I don't know to be true or not, is that the crescent represents the gorget, or the piece of metal that protects a knight's throat.  In the British army, this continued but more as a stylized piece for officers.  Because many officers were second sons of noblemen (needing to take a career in the military vs being first in line to inherit the estate) and some, upon finding the New World appealing and building wealth in the Americas, settled down and became part of the core fabric of the new American society.

True?  I dunno.  But I like the story at least.
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Just signed up - looking forward to working with everyone.
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History / Re: Flag of the Month August 2021 - Ft. Moultrie Flag
« Last post by Palousie on Today at 09:17:56 AM »
Fascinating! Thanks for sharing!
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Many thanks to YOU for setting this up!  O0

Here, here!
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