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    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland

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Fort McHenry Honors Veterans

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Date: October 20, 2008

The National Park Service at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine invites visitors to reflect on the sacrifices made by veterans by attending a special historical presentation on November 8 & 9, 2008. The program will run from noon until 4 p.m. both days.

During the afternoon living history volunteers dressed as soldiers from the War of 1812 through World War II will be on hand to talk to visitors about the history of the fort and its changing role through time. Visitors will see War of 1812 soldiers, a Civil War prison, explore the fort’s use as a World War I hospital and learn to identify enemy aircraft from World War II. Rare artifacts such as a WWI gas mask, wind up Victrola and photographs from the Second World War will be on display.

Entrance fee is $7.00. Visitors 15 years of age and younger and seniors with a National Park Service “Golden Age” card are free. Free parking is provided on-site. The program concludes at 4:45 p.m.

Veterans Day activities on November 11 include a wreath-laying at 11:00 a.m., talks on the origins of Veterans Day and a living history presentation.

 

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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...