Maryland's 'Star-Spangled' summer events [Pictures]
A rundown of some of the season's most patriotic goings-on as part of the "Star-Spangled 200" extravaganza.
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'Star-Spangled' celebration( Kaitlin Newman / Baltimore Sun / July 3, 2014 )
Once again this summer, Baltimore and Maryland are going a little War-of-1812-crazy. Only this time, it's all about the locals.
Two hundred years ago, in September 1814, Baltimoreans at Fort McHenry, North Point, Patterson Park and elsewhere fought off the invading British who, fresh from the burning of Washington, may well have sensed victory within their grasp.
Heh, little did they know.
Through the summer and into September, commemorations of the Battle of Baltimore, the bombardment of Fort McHenry and the writing of a little poem that would come to be known as "The Star-Spangled Banner" are scheduled throughout the area. And, given that Maryland was the site of a number of military engagements and other war-related events throughout 1814, communities all over the Free State will be joining in with celebrations of their own.
Here's a rundown of some of the highlights of Baltimore and Maryland's "Star Spangled 200" celebration.
By Chris Kaltenbach/The Baltimore Sun