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Baltimore Sun
Area businessmen Cox and Von Paris appointed to Maryland Transportation Authority boardTransportation Authority oversees operations of facilities such as the Route 40
Area businessmen Cox and Von Paris appointed to Maryland Transportation Authority board
Baltimore Sun / Posted 2 days ago
Transportation Authority oversees operations of facilities such as the Route 40 Thomas J. Hatem and I-95 Millard Tydings bridges in Harford County, the Fort McHenry and Baltimore Harbor tunnels and the William Preston Lane Chesapeake Ba... Read more
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Business Wire
Fall Voyage Salutes U.S. History with Visits to Iconic Sitesplaces that shaped the country’s history. American heritage excursions include:
Fall Voyage Salutes U.S. History with Visits to Iconic Sites
Business Wire / Posted 2 days ago
places that shaped the country’s history. American heritage excursions include: Wartime points of prominence Baltimore’s Fort McHenry, where the War of 1812 saw a 25-hour battle with the British, from which the American flag emerged and inspired... Read more
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WBAL-TV Baltimore
National Park Service considering selling sponsorships, naming rightsrights. But exactly how far does that plan go? Some fear a corporate takeover
National Park Service considering selling sponsorships, naming rights
WBAL-TV Baltimore / Posted 4 days ago
rights. But exactly how far does that plan go? Some fear a corporate takeover of the country's natural treasures, like Fort McHenry. "I really don't like the idea. I really think the national parks are our legacy for these children and their... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Olympic legend Michael Phelps has unfinished businessgambling at Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino, cops caught the decorated Olympian’s
Olympic legend Michael Phelps has unfinished business
Calgary Sun / Posted 4 days ago
gambling at Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino, cops caught the decorated Olympian’s Range Rover weaving and speeding through the Fort McHenry Tunnel heading out of downtown. Arrested for DUI, Phelps spent time in a rehab facility in Arizona and, upon... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
100 years of the National Park Service, by the numbersBay Gateways and Watertrails Network, Civil War Defenses of Washington, Clara B
100 years of the National Park Service, by the numbers
Baltimore Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network, Civil War Defenses of Washington, Clara Barton National Historic Site, Fort Foote, Fort McHenry, Fort Washington, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Glen Echo Park, Greenbelt Park, Hampton National Historic... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Michael Phelps chases final gold after winning his biggest battleshis home city. Police caught him driving at 84mph in a 45mph zone, veering wild
Michael Phelps chases final gold after winning his biggest battles
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 7 days ago
his home city. Police caught him driving at 84mph in a 45mph zone, veering wildly across the lanes as he sped out of the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Phelps did not need the likely repercussions spelt out. For history's greatest swimmer, a transcendent... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Circulator detour ahead?sense. The Banner route was an outgrowth of the War of 1812 celebration and the
Circulator detour ahead?
Baltimore Sun / Posted 8 days ago
sense. The Banner route was an outgrowth of the War of 1812 celebration and the hope that people interested in visiting Fort McHenry would also want to see the Inner Harbor. Reaching out to Hopkins, both the university and the hospital, made... Read more
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Baltimore Orioles
"State of the Orioles" event to highlight upcoming Orioles homestandceremony. The contest was founded by the American Flag Foundation, the organiza
"State of the Orioles" event to highlight upcoming Orioles homestand
Baltimore Orioles / Posted 9 days ago
ceremony. The contest was founded by the American Flag Foundation, the organization that brings the Living American Flag at Fort McHenry and the Traveling Living American Flag to Maryland schools. PHILIP F. HAXEL, JR., son of the humanitarian for... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Key Brewing Co. brings craft style to DundalkWhile the beer is only available at local bars now, Key will also start canning
Key Brewing Co. brings craft style to Dundalk
Baltimore Sun / Posted 16 days ago
While the beer is only available at local bars now, Key will also start canning this weekend. Given their proximity to Fort McHenry, they chose Key as a nod to Francis Scott Key, but also for its simplicity. “We wanted something to celebrate... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Fleet Week, Air Show to host Blue Angels, draw 500,000 to city in Oct.hull, and long-range weaponry," according to a news release. The Blue Angels w
Fleet Week, Air Show to host Blue Angels, draw 500,000 to city in Oct.
Baltimore Sun / Posted 18 days ago
hull, and long-range weaponry," according to a news release. The Blue Angels will perform in the sky Oct. 15-16 at Fort McHenry with a downtown show Oct. 16. The Fleet Week will come to an end with the "Great Oyster and Chesapeak Seafood... Read more
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Bay Weekly
The Men Who Saved the WorldCoast Guard officers wait outside Mission BBQ in Glen Burnie to shake hands and
The Men Who Saved the World
Bay Weekly / Posted 23 days ago
Coast Guard officers wait outside Mission BBQ in Glen Burnie to shake hands and share lunch. Veterans explore the hills of Fort McHenry and learn about the Star Spangled Banner. Park Ranger Scott Sheads has them furl and flap a giant flag, and... Read more
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Waxahachie Daily Light
Spotlight on history: The Star-Spangled Bannerand trying not to be captured.The British Navy had decided on Sept. 13, 1814 to
Spotlight on history: The Star-Spangled Banner
Waxahachie Daily Light / Posted 23 days ago
and trying not to be captured.The British Navy had decided on Sept. 13, 1814 to come into Baltimore harbor and attack Fort McHenry.President Madison asks a young Georgetown attorney by the name of Francis Scott Key to seek a release of a... Read more
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Boise Weekly
Why Did We Start Using Fireworks to Celebrate the Fourth of July?part of America’s national iconology. The song was penned of course by Francis
Why Did We Start Using Fireworks to Celebrate the Fourth of July?
Boise Weekly / Posted 26 days ago
part of America’s national iconology. The song was penned of course by Francis Scott Key to mark the British assault on Fort McHenry in Baltimore in 1814. The British used military rockets as part of their attack. Fire has been used by mankind... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Burns: Happy July Fourth from your flagand free. I’m your American flag. But challenges lay ahead. With 15 stars and
Burns: Happy July Fourth from your flag
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 26 days ago
and free. I’m your American flag. But challenges lay ahead. With 15 stars and 15 stripes, I survived shock and shell at Fort McHenry in Baltimore in 1814. With the aid of rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air, I was spied from afar at... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Patriotism, Caribbean Festival and 'My Little Pony' to hit Baltimore this weekMayhew as Chewbacca and Harrison Ford as Han Solo in "Star Wars. Episode 7: The
Patriotism, Caribbean Festival and 'My Little Pony' to hit Baltimore this week
Baltimore Sun / Posted 27 days ago
Mayhew as Chewbacca and Harrison Ford as Han Solo in "Star Wars. Episode 7: The Force Awakens." Friends of Fort McHenry Crab Feast Justin Bieber, onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. Justin Bieber, onstage during the... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Phelps and the final turnrehab will do that for a person — and that's exactly where he was two years ago
Phelps and the final turn
Baltimore Sun / Posted 28 days ago
rehab will do that for a person — and that's exactly where he was two years ago, not long after he was pulled over near the Fort McHenry Tunnel for crossing a double-yellow line while going 84 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone. He promptly failed his... Read more
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The Dalles Chronicle
Editorial: America celebrates 240 yearsin 1814. He was inspired to write the lyrics after watching British warships se
Editorial: America celebrates 240 years
The Dalles Chronicle / Posted 28 days ago
in 1814. He was inspired to write the lyrics after watching British warships send a downpour of shells and rockets onto Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor for 25 hours. The bombardment came only weeks after the British had attacked Washington,... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Oh say, how much do you know about the national anthem?Victory over the British led to an infusion of patriotism. Key's lyrics are als
Oh say, how much do you know about the national anthem?
Detroit Free Press / Posted 28 days ago
Victory over the British led to an infusion of patriotism. Key's lyrics are also more abstract. There's no reference to Fort McHenry or even to himself. He uses the word "you" to place you there. "It used to be played much faster. It was a... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Salute the flag as we celebrate our independencetime at Brandywine in Pennsylvania. But challenges lay ahead. With 15 stars an
Salute the flag as we celebrate our independence
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 29 days ago
time at Brandywine in Pennsylvania. But challenges lay ahead. With 15 stars and 15 stripes, I survived shock and shell at Fort McHenry in Baltimore in 1814. I was then celebrated in sight and song by a fledgling nation. A half century later, I... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Moak: Displaying Old Glory — do's and don'tsbe flown in rain or inclement weather. (The law allows flags to fly 24 hours a
Moak: Displaying Old Glory — do's and don'ts
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 29 days ago
be flown in rain or inclement weather. (The law allows flags to fly 24 hours a day at several specific locations, such as Fort McHenry in Baltimore, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the National Anthem.) The flag should never be used... Read more
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Bay Weekly
A Buoy Marks the Spotcalled — marks the symbolic spot where The Star-Spangled Banner was born. Aboar
A Buoy Marks the Spot
Bay Weekly / Posted 30 days ago
called — marks the symbolic spot where The Star-Spangled Banner was born. Aboard a ship during the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem that became our national anthem to celebrate the flag’s... Read more
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Roll Call
10 Ways to Spend the Fourth in D.C.the flag-waving fun. 4. See the Star-Spangled Banner How much more patriotic c
10 Ways to Spend the Fourth in D.C.
Roll Call / Posted 30 days ago
the flag-waving fun. 4. See the Star-Spangled Banner How much more patriotic can you get? The flag raised at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry in 1814 to celebrate the victory over British forces in the War of 1812 is at the Smithsonian’s American History... Read more
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WBAL-TV Baltimore
Crash causes delays at Fort McHenry TunnelMotorists can expect delays Thursday morning at the Fort McHenry Tunnel after a
Crash causes delays at Fort McHenry Tunnel
WBAL-TV Baltimore / Posted 30 days ago
Motorists can expect delays Thursday morning at the Fort McHenry Tunnel after a crash. The southbound Interstate 95 right tube at the tunnel was closed for a crash around 7 a.m., the Maryland Transportation Authority said. The MTA said the left... Read more

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