• Living Flag

    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland

O! say can you see,...

by the dawn's early light, a large red, white and blue banner? Whose broad stripes and bright stars . . . were so gallantly streaming! over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814. The valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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School children creating the Living American Flag.

School children create a "Living American Flag" during the annual May event at Fort McHenry. The program is sponsored by The American Flag Foundation, Inc. More...