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  • Why no outside food and drink at Star-Spangled Spectacular? [Letter]

    Why no outside food and drink at Star-Spangled Spectacular? [Letter]
    We eagerly look forward to this September's Star-Spangled Spectacular commemorating the end of the War of 1812 ("More details announced for Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration," Aug. 12). If it is only half as good as the 2012 Star-Spangled...
  • Man charged with stealing Battle Acre Monument Park gates

    Man charged with stealing Battle Acre Monument Park gates
    A Dundalk man has been charged with stealing and scrapping the historic wrought-iron gates at Battle Acre Monument Park that were reported missing in June, Baltimore County Police said. Detectives have charged George Elias Sotirakis, 34, in the theft,...
  • A place of tribute to Francis Scott Key, west of Ft. McHenry

    A place of tribute to Francis Scott Key, west of Ft. McHenry
    Francis Scott Key is so closely identified with Ft. McHenry that the south Baltimore landmark is considered the go-to place to learn how the 15-starred American flag that flew after the fort's bombardment 200 years ago inspired him to write the poem...
  • Bumpy ride into history

    Bumpy ride into history
    Baltimore, home to the first received telegraph message (Samuel Morse, 1844, sent from Washington), the first umbrella factory in America (1828), the first Ouija board (1892) and — to note what really matters — the first baseball player to win...
  • Leading from behind -- way behind

    Only now, after the latest offshoot of al-Qaida has emerged out of the desert in fanatical strength, cut through whatever is left of the Iraqi "army," and allowed to advance in all directions, has the supposed commander in chief of this country's armed...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Mystic Seaport's Senior Historian Leads Illustrated Talk At Killingworth Library

    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 Rocket' Red Glare, Connecticut, and the War of 1812" will examine how that oft forgotten war...
  • Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war

    Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war
    If the War of 1812 is the forgotten war, then the landing of the British near Dundalk is perhaps a battle few ever knew even happened. But to thousands of visitors to Fort Howard this weekend, the Battle of North Point was vivid — they felt the...
  • City's new slogan would honor national anthem

    City's new slogan would honor national anthem
    Oh, say can you see a new slogan for Baltimore City? Councilman James B. Kraft can. He petitioned his fellow City Council members to pass a resolution Monday declaring a new official motto for the city: "Baltimore — Birthplace of The Star-Spangled...
  • 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...