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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail opens for business
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail opens for business

Two years ago, Baltimore rolled out the red carpet, and then some, for the War of 1812 bicentennial celebration, welcoming tens of thousands of visitors to commemorate what some have called the second war for American independence. This year, they'll be doing it again. And just about all of Maryland will be helping out. On Thursday at Prince George's County's Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Gov. Martin O'Malley joined other state, federal and local officials in cutting the ribbon to officially open the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, a 560-mile land and water route connecting War of 1812-related sites in Maryland, Washington and Virginia. And officials used...

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