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Join us in Baltimore's Fell's Point at Broadway Plaza from 10 am to 12 noon on Monday, July 30, as we celebrate the launch of the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Festivities include the Fort McHenry fife and drum, the Fell's Point town crier, and a flag folding ceremony in which we all participate. Look for us under the tent. Cupcakes to follow!


Released 07/20/2012

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The Star-Spangled Banner Trail Launches on July 30 

You are our valuable partners building this trail in your communities and it's time we celebrate the work!

Join us in Baltimore's Fell's Point neighborhood from 10 am to 12 noon on Monday, July 30 as we celebrate the launch of the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Festivities include the Fort McHenry fife and drum, the Fell's Point town crier, and a flag folding ceremony in which we all participate.

Location: Broadway Plaza at Thames Street, under the tent.

Keynote speakers include U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes and U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin. New Star-Spangled Banner Trail products will be featured, including:

  •     An excellent history and travel book, In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake, by Ralph Eshelman and Burt Kummerow (Meet the authors!)
  •     A smart new website for the trail, www.starspangledtrail.net
  •     A Junior Ranger Activity Book for kids age 6-12
  •     A beautiful Pocket Guide to the trail -- an easy to carry brochure with history on one side and a map of the trail on the other
  •     Highway markers -- southern half of the land route now marked
  •     Trail kiosk -- see what visitors are reading at 25 trail locations now

Please RSVP to cindy_chance@nps.gov so we know how many cupcakes to have on hand !

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