Star-Spangled 200 Celebration
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Star-Spangled 200 Celebration 

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Star-Spangled 200 is a three-year state-wide commemoration that kicked-off with an international maritime festival in June 2012.

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Tall ship logoStar-Spangled Sailabration, June 13-19, 2012, was the national launch of the War of 1812 bicentennial featuring an international maritime and air festival in the Baltimore region and the Chesapeake Bay. This week-long event  included dozens of OpSail tall ships and naval war ships, the premiere of a new symphonic work, and the Star-Spangled Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. 

photo of Philip GlassOverture for 2012
The performance of composer Philip Glass' Overture for 2012 conducted by Maestra Alsop was part of Star-Spangled Symphony, a 90-minute musical celebration  highlighting Star-Spangled Sailabration.  More info...



2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commmerative Coin 
2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins The coins embody two of America's most enduring icons - the Star-Spangled Banner flag and anthem. When you buy a commemorative coin, you not only show support of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, but you also become part of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Buy now! 

The Star-Spangled 200 Celebration will continue throughout 2014.  Baltimore and Maryland will host a series of programs and events along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail to commemorate the bicentennial.

The festivities will reach a crescendo in September 2014, when Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine takes center stage in a Star-Spangled tribute to the defense of a nation and the birth of the National Anthem.

DATE: 04/25/2015
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