Fw: SEN. CARDIN, TEAM MD TO CELEBRATE NEW STAR-SPANGLED TRAIL AT FT. MCHENRY CEREMONY
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From: Bill Pencek <BPencek@...>
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Subject: SEN. CARDIN, TEAM MD TO CELEBRATE NEW STAR-SPANGLED TRAIL AT FT. MCHENRY CEREMONY
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TEAM MARYLAND, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO CELEBRATE NEW
STAR-SPANGLED BANNER TRAIL AT FT. MCHENRY CEREMONY
BALTIMORE � U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD)
will join U.S. Congressmen John Sarbanes (MD-3rd), Steny
Hoyer (MD-5th), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2nd), Baltimore
County Executive James T. Smith and officials from the National Park
Service to celebrate the creation of The Star-Spangled Banner National
Historic Trail. The bill creating the Trail passed Congress and was
signed into law on May 8 by President Bush.
The National Historic Trail system commemorates major routes
of historic travel and events that have shaped American history. The creation
of the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail comes in time for
the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812 in 2012.
The Trail will begin with the June 1814 battle between the
British Navy and the American Chesapeake Flotilla in St. Leonard�s Creek in
Calvert County, follows the British landing at Benedict on the Patuxent River,
the Battle of Bladensburg, and then moves on to the British march into
Washington, D.C., which was sacked and burned. From Washington, it follows the
British campaign to the Battle of North Point and on to Baltimore, ending at
Fort McHenry, site of the defeat of the British and where Francis Scott Key
composed the Star-Spangled Banner, our National Anthem.
* WHAT: Celebration of new Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Ceremony will be held on the ramparts of Ft. McHenry and will feature a flag raising ceremony and the Fort McHenry Guard.
* WHO: Senator Cardin, Congressmen Sarbanes, Hoyer, and Ruppersberger, Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith, Fort McHenry Superintendent Gay E. Vietzke, and William Pencek, Director of Cultural and Heritage Tourism, MD Office of Tourism.
* WHEN: Monday, June 9 at 10 a.m.
* LOCATION: Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
end of East Fort
of U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin
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- What someone changed my national anthem and didn't tell me!?
Ahhh you mean the US National Anthem...;-)
Anyway in all honesty, I think it is great!! However, I do hear a rather
large sucking sounds as ALL of the bicentennial $$ is going to go to McHenry
and not NY where all of the really hard fighting was for 2 years before the
"Star Spangled Victory"
From: Myron Peterson
where Francis Scott Key composed the Star-Spangled Banner, our National