While many people are taking note of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, April 12th is also significant in U.S. history for another reason.
It was on that date in 1776 that the first of the original 13 American colonies made an official move to separate from the British Crown...and it happened in here in Eastern Carolina.
Today is the 235th anniversary of the signing of the Halifax Resolves resolution by North Carolina's Provincial Congress. The date April 12, 1776 was so important that is still remains on the North Carolina state flag today.
Today in Halifax they're marking the anniversary with their annual Halifax Day festivities until 5:00 p.m. with colonial-costumed interpreters, living history demonstrations and tours of historic buildings for young and old.