Great Garrison Flag at Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry and the Star Spangled Banner

Fort McHenry celebrates the 200th anniversary of the defense of Baltimore in 2014. This defense, immortalized in a poem that evolved into the national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, saved the most important seaport in the United States at the time, and helped the nation recover from the embarrassment of the burning of Washington, DC.

Photos of Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland.

Flag flying over the entrance
The flag is just inside the star-shaped fort. The entrance is protected by a long passageway, several heavy doors, and a short, removable bridge.

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