Feb 3, 2009

Star-spangled banner still flies

(Sun) - Slanted rays of late afternoon sunshine hit the enormous American flag billowing over Fort McHenry, spotlighting the stars and stripes in a dazzling glow of red, white and blue. Old Glory always flies at the Baltimore fort.
And on this day the biggest of four versions in the landmark's repertoire happened to be atop the flagpole - a 30-by-42-foot replica of the one that inspired a certain poem-turned-anthem 195 years ago. Better still for the couple dozen visitors who braved the icy breeze, there was more to do than just look. Continued