• Living Flag

    Fort McHenry

    National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland

Event Details

  • 11/11/2014

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    Location: Star Fort & Education Center | Map Fee Information: Regular Fees Apply Contact Name: Vince Vaise Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 410-962-4290

 

Discover the origins of Veterans' Day at the only NationalHistoric Shrine in Baltimore! Although most famous as the "Birthplace" of theNational Anthem, Fort McHenry has served in every American war since the War of1812. With special ceremony, exhibits, activities, what better place to come for Veterans' Day!

Commemorations include:

Veteran's Day ceremony at starting 11am. SpecialRangertourfocusing on the origin of Veterans' Day andFort McHenry's use as a hospital during World War I at 2pm. Special exhibit ofuniforms and artifacts from1877 –1917.Flags flown by Veteran's to send to active dutymilitary overseas. Letter writing to active duty military.

Ceremony:

Special Ceremony with the John's HopkinsArmy ROTC Color Guard will present the Colors, wreath laying, starting at 11:00am. Ranger talk focusing on Armistice Day, poetry reading .

Special Displays:A rare showcase of World War I uniforms andartifacts will be on display in theVisitor and Education Center from 9am –4pm.

Thank a Veteran, Write a Veteran:Along with US flags flown at Fort McHenry,letters written by visitors will be mailed to active duty U.S. militaryservingoverseas. In the Visitor andEducation Center from 9am –4pm.

WHAT:VETERANS' DAY

WHEN: November 11, 2014 Program ends at 4:00p.m.

WHERE:Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

2400 East Fort Avenue

Baltimore,MD 21230

PARKHOURS: 9:00AM –5:00 PM

Information

Vince Vaise:Vince_Vaise@nps.govPhone:410-962-4290 Ext. 201