By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun
3:49 PM EST, December 11, 2012
The Navy's Blue Angels precision flying team announced Tuesday that it will perform in the skies over Baltimore for the finale of the War of 1812 commemoration in the fall of 2014.
Star-Spangled Spectacular will be held Sept. 6-15, 2014, and also will include the return of tall ships, Navy gray hulls, and land-based activities.
The Star-Spangled Sailabration, which featured the Blue Angels, kicked off Maryland's festivities last June. Open fields and parking lots and the grounds at Fort McHenry were filled with thousands of spectators who craned their necks to watch a practice session and two performances.
Organizers said the event attracted more than 1.5 million people and generated more than $166 million in economic impact for the region.
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