Could the boats have been any red, white and bluer on Saturday as people hit Lake Murray to celebrate the nation’s birthday?
And could they have featured had more American flags on them?
Pound for pound, for patriotic fervor, it was difficult to beat the boat trussed up with enough flags on its mast that it looked like an old-fashioned frigate with a thousand sails.
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Video and photos by Rob Thompson
Saturday night, the annual Torchlight Tattoo and Fireworks display was held at Fort Jackson with performances by Grammy award winning artist Mya and the 282nd Army Band capped off by a fireworks display to light up the sky.