Tags » Fort McHenry

Jennie and Milly the Quilter

I had dinner with Milly the quilter tonight.  She has been such an important part of my classroom over the years.  Her quilts are works of art, and when she quilts with children somehow she creates a magic connection that all children feel.  438 more words

The Star Spangled Banner, the American anthem

The lyrics of the American anthem come from the Defence of Fort McHenry, a poem by Francis Scott Key. He witnessed the British siege of Fort McHenry in the war of 1812. 869 more words

American English

time flying by

Time has been flying by, leaving me with a few joyful memories and sore feet.  Since April, we have celebrated our daughter    Emma’s wedding, survived summer camps and vacations and started back to school. 348 more words


A government-sanctioned shrine

This Labor Day weekend, I had the opportunity to visit Fort McHenry. I knew the fort was part of the National Park System, but I was surprised to see that the large sign outside the visitors’ center said “Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.” I’ve never heard the term “historic shrine” used to refer to, well, anything. 218 more words

The Fort McHenry

Took this photo behind the Hammond Castle. This Naval Vessel is 610 feet, helicopters and V-22 ospreys can take off and land from this ship. It can hold four hover crafts for landing Marines. 19 more words

Beautiful Industry

Star Spangled Banner

My girlfriend and I spent four days in Washington D.C. last week. One of the highlights of the trip for me (and even for my non-flag nerd girlfriend) was seeing the Star Spangled Banner, the very flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write our national anthem during the Battle of Baltimore. 872 more words

American Flags

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ron Matz has People Are Talking about Fort McHenry’s celebration of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Morning Edition