On June 18, 1812 the United States declared war on Britain. On September 13, 1814 the Battle of Baltimore began and on September 14th Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner.
Baltimore has been celebrating the tall ships and the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812. This past Saturday, we watched the Blue Angels airshow from Fort McHenry and enjoyed the tall ships at the Inner Harbor. The day was beautiful, blue skies and not too hot. A brand new 15 star flag, a replica of the one flown 9/14/1814, was blowing in the breeze at the fort. The governor said that a big celebration will occur in September 2014 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Francis Scott Key poem.
I hope you enjoy the photos.