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. . . Seen Whether that Star-Spangled Banner Yet Waves

Sunday, September 5, 2004; Page C02

. . . seen whether that Star-Spangled Banner yet waves. Next weekend, Baltimore will celebrate the 190th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's poem that became our national anthem, written during the Battle of Baltimore near Fort McHenry. Three days of festivities, including fireworks bursting in air Saturday night, will mark the celebration of Defenders Day, the city's oldest holiday.

The changing of the guards at Fort McHenry attracts attention. (Dudley M. Brooks -- The Washington Post)

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is three miles southeast of the Inner Harbor and just off Interstate 95. For more information and a schedule of events, call 410-962-4290 or visit the park's Web site, www.nps.gov/fomc

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