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  • “By Dawn’s Early Light” - Fort McHenry Recreates the Morning of September 14, 1814 in Real Time
    The signature event of the weeklong Star-Spangled 200th Anniversary will commence “by dawn’s early light,” promptly Sunday at 8:30 a.m., with a 100-round artillery barrage by the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) signifying the conclusion of the 25-hour bombardment of Fort McHenry on September 14, 1814. As the gun smoke clears, the 30-by-42 Star-Spangled Banner will be raised over Fort McHenry, unfurling its glorious colors to the city of Baltimore. http://www.nps.gov/fomc/parknews/ssb_bydawnsearlylight.htm
  • Postal stamp unveiling, Blue Angels’ air show, fireworks and more at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine on September 13
    September 13 marks the 200th anniversary of the bombardment of Fort McHenry. Vice President Joe Biden will join the National Park Service and Star-Spangled 200 to observe the event with an evening program at Fort McHenry featuring patriotic music by the United States Marine Band (“The President's Own”), performances by the Fort McHenry Guard, the raising of the 30 x 42-foot Star-Spangled Banner flag and fireworks. http://www.nps.gov/fomc/parknews/ssb200_sept13.htm
  • Living Flag Makes History at Fort McHenry National Monument
    In a spectacular show of red, white and blue today at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, more than 6,600 Maryland students, teachers and chaperons created the largest 15 stars and 15 stripes Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag ever assembled. http://www.nps.gov/fomc/parknews/ssb_livingflag.htm
  • Original Key Manuscript on Display at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine During Star-Spangled 200th
    While Americans hear the lyrics of Francis Scott Key’s 1814 song in advance of nearly every event, his original handwritten manuscript can be seen at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine through September 14 in the park’s Visitor Center, courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society. http://www.nps.gov/fomc/parknews/ssb_keymanuscript.htm



CIVIL WAR program day
Fort McHenry -
Regular Event


(No 1812 except

evening gun crew)

CIVIL WAR TATTOO/band concert

1812 Naval Gun crew for Honorary

Colonel O. James Lighthizer, Civil War

Trust 5:00 – 8:00pm


Fort McHenry

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