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Major Payne (Not Damon Wayans)

Folded letter of 1832 found in the archives. Benjamin was the son of John Eager Howard. Major Payne commanding the fort during the cholera epidemic? 108 more words


That Our Flag Was Still There

One of the most significant locations in and around Baltimore is Fort McHenry. Not only was it a significant location during the War of 1812 but it was the location in-which the Star Spangled Banner was born.  638 more words


7 things you didn't know about the Star-Spangled Banner

“O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,” a large red, white and blue banner? “Whose broad stripes and bright stars . . . 137 more words


Flags Large and Small

On this weekend I am enjoying my first weekend in 11 months as a drilling Reservist, attending a class in Baltimore. I am at the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) located just outside the gates of Fort McHenry, former home of the original Star-Spangled Banner. 162 more words

Navy Reserve

A Post for Every Season

In 1958, seventeen-year-old American high school student Robert G. Heft needed to find a good project for his history class. Realizing that his nation might be on the cusp of something important, Heft decided what he would do was address the obvious problem presented by admitting two more states to the then 48-state United States. 791 more words


Star Spangled Future

I don’t know when I learned the words to the National Anthem, but I know when my children are: right now in June.  In the next month, my husband and I will be teaching our children the words to The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key.   234 more words