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A Star Spangled Sailabration Hits Baltimore

Jun 06, 2012 11:52PM ● By Anonymous

“Maryland and Marylanders played an extraordinarily significant role in the causes and the outcomes of the war of 1812…Maryland suffered more military action, raids, battles, than any other states. Twenty of what are now states were touched by the war, but no state suffered more than Maryland,” says Bill Pencek, executive director of Maryland’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. “Gov. O’Malley is enthusiastic about what Maryland and Americans can take from the War of 1812… So the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission was coordinated to take the lead, to commemorate and celebrate this proud national heritage story that is Maryland.”

June 13-19 international ships will parade the Baltimore Inner Harbor and offer public visiting hours. As part of the event, the Blue Angels will deliver a performance over Fort McHenry and the Baltimore Harbor June 16-17. Check back for more details, and visit for a full schedule of events.