Celebration Begins for Bicentennial of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

It’s been 200 years since “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written, and from singing it in classrooms to belting it out at sporting events, it’s a part of this country’s fabric. In the honor of the bicentennial, the Smithsonian launched the kickoff of its anniversary celebration.

Lesser Known Maryland People and Places from the War of 1812

Most know the legacy of popular Maryland landmarks from the War of 1812, as the state hosted the “Chesapeake Campaign” in 1813 and 1814, one of the most important fronts of the war. But, aside from giving us our national anthem and the iconic Fort McHenry flag, the War of 1812 often falls into obscurity, called “The Forgotten War” by historians.

Maryland Kicks Off Star-Spangled Sailabration

It’s gearing up to be a star-spangled “Sailabration for” Baltimore. Maryland Governor O’Malley and naval officers teamed up to launch the Inner Harbor’s plan for the 1812 Bicentennial.

Maryland Gears Up for War of 1812 Bicentennial

Maryland is getting ready for a “Star Spangled” bicentennial celebration. 2012 will mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a critical moment in both U.S. and Maryland history.