• The Garrison Flag flies over Fort McHenry.

    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland

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The Fort McHenry Experience

Students on board the Living Classrooms boat

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News Release Date: April 14, 2010

April 19 -23, 2010

With support from port-related businesses and the National Park Service, the Friends of Fort McHenry have created an education program that immerses students from selected Baltimore City schools in the history of Fort McHenry.

This program not only inspires a sense of pride in their community among the students, but also connects to their classroom curriculum in several disciplines

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An aerial view of the students forming the Living American Flag.

Each May, 3,500 to 4,500 school children create the "Living American Flag" at Fort McHenry. The program is sponsored by The American Flag Foundation, Inc. More...