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Harford, Cecil counties tell their stories from War of 1812
Dozens of early American flags hang from the rafters of the F. W. Haxel Flag Co. in Harford County. They bear the traditional alternating red and white stripes but only 15 stars, in a salute to that flag that flew over Fort McHenry in 1814 and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that became the national anthem.
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun
November 8, 2011