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Flag Day -- places to visit

On Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag, it's great to be in Baltimore, where there are plenty of places to celebrate. You can visit the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, once the home of Mary Pickersgill. She made the flag that was the inspiration for our national anthem.

From her house, it's not far to Fort McHenry, where her flag flew following a British bombardment in the war of 1812. Francis Scott Key wrote a poem, "The Defence of Fort McHenry," that later became our anthem.

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For more flag-related fun, you can also see Key's original, hand-written poem at the Maryland Historical Society.

So get out there an enjoy Flag Day, hon!


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