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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Old Glory

From U.S. Department of the Interior:




It’s Flag Day! One of the best stories about Old Glory is from Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine in Maryland. During the 1814 Battle of Baltimore, a massive flag measuring 30 feet high and 42 feet long flew over the fort. After a night of British bombardment, Francis Scott Key saw the flag still waving above the fort and was inspired to write the words for the “Star Spangled Banner.” It remains a moving sight to this day. Photo of a Blue Angels demonstration over Fort McHenry by Trent Pitsenbarger (www.sharetheexperience.org). — at Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

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