At Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, a ceremony was held to kick off the sale of two commemorative coins which will help fund the Bicentennial Celebration of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. At the podium is Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger who, along with Sen. Ben Cardin , sponsored legislation to create the coins. Seated behind the Congressman is Gov. Martin O'Malley. In the foreground left is a very large model of the gold coin.
Baltimore Sun photo by Algerina Perna