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  • Thousands of children, one 1914 return attendee form a living flag at Fort McHenry

    Thousands of children, one 1914 return attendee form a living flag at Fort McHenry
    Myrtle Sanders was just a month old when she and her mother visited Fort McHenry with thousands of others to form the Human Flag in 1914 — 100 years after the British bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. On Tuesday, the 100-year-old...
  • When news moves faster than humans can travel, it changes everything

    At the start of World War I, a century ago last month, the Pacific Ocean was flecked with little islands whose only means of communication with the larger world was by steamer. Residents of American Samoa got a radio in July 1914, according to a...
  • Take a walk on the Connecticut Freedom Trail

    Today, following the stops on the Connecticut Freedom Trail is a sobering, yet risk-free adventure into the past of our multi-faceted state. Those who originally tred it did so secretly, often in the dead of night, and if they were caught they could be...
  • Ahead of Star Spangled Spectacular, Baltimore zeros in on security, traffic logistics

    Ahead of Star Spangled Spectacular, Baltimore zeros in on security, traffic logistics
    The buzz will start downtown early next week before growing to a roar a few days later as the harbor fills with tall ships, the skies with flashy jet formations and the city's largest tourist attractions with massive crowds. More than a million visitors...
  • 'Banner' a hit song with staying power

    'Banner' a hit song with staying power
    The sight that stirred Francis Scott Key on the morning of Sept. 14, 1814, from the deck of a ship on the Patapsco River, not only gave proof of the country's ability to survive a war with Britain. It also generated the verses that, set to a song of...
  • Defender's Day weekend celebration invades Fort Howard

    Defender's Day weekend celebration invades Fort Howard
    The Maryland National Guard will join with the Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society Museum and 12 other organizations presenting events at the Battle of North Point Bicentennial on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7, at Fort Howard Park, 9500 North...
  • Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore

    Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore
    One reads it in a diary entry. Another hears it in a song. Yet another feels it in an aging mansion. The War of 1812 is often referred to as a forgotten war. Yet for the descendants of those who witnessed the Battle of Baltimore, the conflict remains...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Senior Historian At Mystic Seaport To Discuss "Connecticut And The War Of 1812"

    Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier will discuss Connecticut and the War of 1812 on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Killingworth Library. The illustrated talk "The Rockets' Red Glare, Connecticut, And The War Of 1812" will examine how that oft forgotten war...
  • Patriotic feelings inspired by anthem

    The meaning of "The Star-Spangled Banner" has really changed for the American people since its inception. It was an ode to our resilience against the British in the War of 1812. Over the 200 years, I'm sure it has taken on different meanings. Today it is...
  • Lyrics symbolize resilience, strength

    "The Star-Spangled Banner" is a symbol of America's resilience and strength. During the War of 1812, when Francis Scott Key watched the British ships open fire on Fort McHenry, he could see the American flag waving in the "rockets red glare." The...
  • Words remain as relevant today as in 1814

    The time is the evening of Sept. 13, 1814, during the War of 1812. The place is the American Fort McHenry on the Chesapeake Bay. The British naval fleet, anchored in the bay, in its attempt to capture the fort begins the attack, continuing the bombardment...