- Sargeant Jasper was the grasper of the fallen flag
Explanation: To remember the actions of Sargeant William Jasper. At the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, June 28, 1776, the flag pole holding the American Patriots’ flag was shot down. Sargeant Jasper risked his life, by climbing over the wall of the fort, to retrieve the flag. Once back inside, he stood on the battlement, with the flag tied to a cannon sponge, and rallied the troops repelling the British fleet. The British withdrew, not to return until 1780.