Star Spangled 200th at Fort McHenry

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the bombardment of Fort McHenry and the events which inspired our national anthem.  I am taking a break from my Civil War focus to attend this War of 1812 anniversary.  Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine plays host to a weekend packed with events to commemorate this defining moment in American history.  My aide-de-camp has already nodded approvingly of the airshow and tall ships.

If you cannot be at Fort McHenry, you can follow along by way of social media.  The park’s Twitter and Facebook pages are frequently updated.  The hashtag is #StarSpangled200.  There’s also a set of web-cams up.

I’ll be out at the fort most of the day.  So check Facebook and Twitter for updates!

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