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FALL 2014

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FALL 2014 | 73 I n dawn's early light on Sept. 14, 1814, during the War of 1812, a young Baltimore lawyer, Francis Scott Key, was aboard the British Navy fagship negotiating the release of an American prisoner. The Brits had been shell- ing the city and its Fort McHenry for some time. Watching from a porthole, Key could see by the rocket's red glare that our fag was still there. And so he wrote a poem that would eventually segue into America's national anthem. This year, the city and nearby communities pulled out all the stops for a 10-day Star-Spangled Spectacular to celebrate the bicentennial of that day. Festivities included tall ships and Blue Angels, battle reenactments, living history programs, a patriotic concert and freworks, all climaxed by a fag-raising ceremony at Fort McHenry at the exact moment when Key spotted the soon-to-be immortal banner. On a more permanent basis, history buffs can visit, among other sites, the Fort McHenry National Monument and the Star-Spangled Ban- ner Flag House, where seamstress Mary Pickers- PHOTOS BY JAMES KEGLEY Danny Liang, M.D., and his family enjoy the parks and museums in and around Baltimore. As his family gets older, chances are they'll check out The Baltimore Blast, the city's professional soccer team, which draws some 6,000 fans to each game. Star spangled city Baltimore Continued

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