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!!)