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Md. Prison Inmates Sewing 1812 Flag Replicas

JESSUP, Md. (AP) — Some Maryland prison inmates are sewing copies of the original Star-Spangled Banner for the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

Seven inmates of the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup make U.S. and Maryland flags for sale to Maryland public agencies and nonprofits.

The Division of Correction says the Star-Spangled Banner flags have 15 stars and 15 stripes. Sixty of the flags have been sold so far.

The original Star-Spangled Banner was raised Sept. 14, 1814, over Fort McHenry to signal a U.S. victory over the British in the Battle of Baltimore. It inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that became our national anthem.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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