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War of 1812

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Baltimore Shines This Star-Spangled Weekend

The national eye is on Baltimore this week, there’s no doubt about it. Tall ships, air shows and lots of tourists have flooded the harbor.

09/13/2014

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Md. National Guardsmen Reenact The Path Of Fallen Soldiers

Sometimes filling the shoes of those before you is just remembering the path they provided for you.

09/11/2014

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O Say Can You See? The Story Behind The Star-Spangled Banner

Taking a closer look at the story behind the Star-Spangled Spectacular.

09/10/2014

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Just Days Until Baltimore Celebrates Star-Spangled Spectacular

There are just a few days to go until Baltimore celebrates the Star-Spangled Spectacular. It’s a week-long celebration of Maryland’s contributions to the War of 1812 and the 200th birthday of our national anthem.

09/05/2014

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Motown Legend Smokey Robinson Joins Star-Spangled Spectacular Concert Lineup

State leaders gathered Tuesday for a special announcement. It’s all part of Maryland’s Star-Spangled Celebration, honoring the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. Celebrations will include fireworks and tall ships.

08/12/2014

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Celebrating The Red, White & Blue: The Pride Of Baltimore II Is Home For The Holiday

It will be a special Independence Day at the Inner Harbor. For the first time ever the Pride of Baltimore II will be part of the city’s July 4th celebration.

07/03/2014

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Star-Spangled Banner Trail Follows War Of 1812

In the summer of 1814 — two years after Congress declared war against Great Britain — the British moved rapidly up the Chesapeake Bay waterways, terrorizing port towns.

06/21/2014

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O Say Can You See! Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Summer Is Set

American history comes to life in Baltimore this summer as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of our national anthem.

04/29/2014

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Archeologists Dig Up 200-Year-Old History In Patterson Park

The citizens of Baltimore stood their ground against the British during the War of 1812. While Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key get the most attention, another part of the city was just as important.

04/21/2014

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Dig Underway In Patterson Park To Unearth Fort Citizens Built To Stop The British

When it comes to the War of 1812, Fort McHenry gets most of the attention in Baltimore. But efforts are underway to unearth another fortification that’s not so well known.

03/28/2014

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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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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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