Thursday, September 18, 2008

Defenders' Day

OK, I will stop with the politics for a while.... whew. Last weekend we attended the "Defenders' Day" Celebration at Ft. McHenry in downtown Baltimore. To quote from a WBAL reporter, Scott Wykoff,

"Defenders Day is a Maryland holiday that commemorates Baltimore's successful defense against British invaders in the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. The bombardment of Fort McHenry during the battle inspired the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner." The British launched a land assault at North Point before initiating the naval attack."

We had a great time with friends watching the many War of 1812 re-enactments, listening to some live music and partaking of some lovely food and conversation. You can read more about this event here. Fortunately, I didn’t run into the MD governor during his photo op time… (Dang, I wasn’t going to be political!!)

The Patriotic One



Kaylene and her new friends

Marching into Battle....


  1. Looks like fun. It is great to see a picture of Kaylene.

  2. We went to that 4 years ago and loved it. I love Ft McHenry. My favorite thing there is to watch the information video and the very end where the curtain pulls back so you have a veiw of the American Flag waving in the distance and the Star Spanlged Banner playing. I get choked up EVERY time.

  3. That looks like fun! We used to always go to Fort McHenry on Flag Day, but Defender's day looks way cooler! I'll have to keep my eye on the date for that next year.

  4. Lara and Ashley - come and go with us next year! We can open up the circle of chairs!


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