Monday, November 19, 2007

This Means War

Interesting to Note:

This past weekend I visited my friend Chantal who now lives in Charleston, SC with her adorable husband and two little boys. Being the gracious hostess that she is (Chanty lived in Dallas for most of her life), she took me on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the city's historic downtown. It was on this tour that I learned the crescent that appears on the SC flag is intended to represent not a new moon, but a steel collar designed to protect soldiers' throats in battle in the 17th Century--a piece of armor called a gorget. True.

1 comment:

Chad said...

Whoa. Cool - i never knew that crescent was a gorget