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Francis Scott Key
Pickersgill gearing up to celebrate Old Glory
Pickersgill gearing up to celebrate Old Glory

Former Towson resident Bob Knowles promises "shock and awe" June 13 when Pickersgill Retirement Community hosts a Flag Day Ceremony featuring patriotic songs and readings, and 260 flags from all over the world. The flags are not just a stunning display of primary colors. Each features an explanation of its origin and symbols, such as snakes and bears and stars. It often includes juicy tidbits. For instance, what role did Mrs. Custer play when it came to Custer's last stand?  Mounting the display is no haphazard task for Knowles, 55, an automatic-fare-collection engineer for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He wants to dazzle people. ...