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National Anthem Day Marks An Anniversary That Started In Baltimore

Monday, the United States marked an anniversary that originated right here in Baltimore: National Anthem Day.

03/04/2014

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New Baltimore Exhibit To Honor Star-Spangled Banner Flag Creator Mary Pickersgill

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore is opening a new exhibit about the creator of the flag that inspired the national anthem.

02/11/2014

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Smithsonian To Exhibit ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Manuscript With Flag That Inspired It

The original, handwritten manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the flag that inspired the song’s lyrics will be displayed together at the Smithsonian in Washington, the first time the historic pieces are believed to have been shown side by side.

01/08/2014

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Maryland 1812 Commission Awards $1.2M In Grants

The Maryland 1812 Commission has awarded $1.2 million in grants to projects across the state that will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem next year.

10/23/2013

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Flip A Fort McHenry! A Piece Of Maryland’s History Is Now In Currency

Maryland is already depicted in currency. Now on the state’s own special holiday, Defenders’ Day, one of its most historic sites is too.

09/13/2013

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Md. Rep. Steny Hoyer To Add Stitch To Star-Spangled Banner

Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer is participating in a project to recreate the Star-Spangled Banner.

09/06/2013

Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013

Volunteers are recreating the original Star-Spangled Banner. Also, we have cool cocktails to help you beat the summer heat.

08/11/2013

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New Star-Spangled Banner Takes Shape In Maryland

It was 200 years ago this summer that a Baltimore flag-maker stitched the flag that inspired America’s national anthem. Now, hundreds of people are helping to recreate the star-spangled banner.

08/01/2013

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Recreation Of Star Spangled Banner To Be Stitched By Defenders Day

Baltimore has a central role in America’s history as the home of the Star Spangled Banner. Now–the flag flying over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore is being recreated.

07/04/2013

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Star Spangled Banner Project To Create Flag That Inspired Anthem

Sewers in Maryland are set to begin recreating the flag that inspired the national anthem.

07/03/2013

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Flag Day Brings Key’s Manuscript To Frederick

Francis Scott Key’s handwritten lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner” are making an unusual visit to Key’s final resting place in Frederick.

06/14/2013

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‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Manuscript Visits Frederick

Dawn’s early light and rockets’ red glare seared a song into a man’s heart in 1814 and moved his pen to create what became “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

06/13/2013

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