Tags » Fort McHenry

Victory in the Past


When the words that David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul, and he sent for him. 32 And David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of him. 619 more words

Baltimore's Best Local Cookies, According To My Daughter

My daughter says it doesn’t get any better than this.  And, these cookies are from right here in Baltimore.  She can’t get enough…which can be tough as a parent.  173 more words


Birthplace of America's National Anthem

The date is Tuesday September 13, 1814. You are a soldier stationed at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. It is just about dawn and you just came off guard duty. 1,028 more words


Fortification Friday: Star Forts and not-so Star Forts

Our discussion of Mahan’s simple “intrenchments” brings us to the star fort today.  And I feel the star fort is the most troublesome form to discuss in public.  965 more words

American Civil War

Michael Phelps Pondered Suicide After DUI Arrest -- Now best of Michael Phelps may lie ahead

Michael Phelps in action in the mens 200m butterfly final in London 2012. Photograph: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian

Michael Phelps, the American swimmer whose 22 Olympic medals make him the most decorated Olympian of all time, has revealed that he was “in a really dark place” after he was arrested last year for drunk-driving – and admitted to feelings of “not wanting to be alive anymore.” 854 more words

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 “Star Spangled Banner” was formally adopted for the American anthem in 1931, with a law signed by president Herbert Hoover.

The lyrics of the anthem come from the… 933 more words

American English