Oh Say Can You See the Star Spangled Banner?
Jun 07, 2012 05:35PM ● Published by Anonymous
“Arguably the most pivotal, most dramatic moment of the war, took place in Maryland in the two and a half weeks between the burning of Washington D.C., and this impossible ‘victory,’ in Baltimore,” explains Pencek. “As a consequence the British left the Chesapeake Bay after having terrorized Maryland for 18 months. That event in Baltimore helped contribute to the end of the war…In the process, America got two of its most significant icons, the Star Spangled Banner Flag and the National Anthem.”
The Sailabration, which also coincides with Flag Day (not a coincidence), will feature at least one event specific to our beloved flag. On June 14th, kick off the Star Spangled Sailabration in Baltimore as threads of the original St-Spangled Banner Flag that flew over Fort McHenry that 1812 night, are stitched into the Maryland patch of the 30-foot National 9/11 Flag, which flew—torn and tattered—at Ground Zero in the days following September 11th, 2001.
Read more about this ceremonial event, which will take place at the Flag House Museum at 844 E. Pratt St., Baltimore at 2 p.m. on June 14th, here. (And read more about the Flag House Museum as we continue Operation Sailabration, here, tomorrow.)
Image courtesy Library of Congress