I have accepted an invitation to participate in the 200th anniversary celebration of the War of 1812 next weekend (March 8-11) in and around Baltimore, Maryland.
I spent some time in Inner Harbor this past July, drinking Tom Collins at McCormick and Schmick’s, taking in the beautiful colors in the summer sky, and arguing with a bartender about Ciroc vodka.
Now I’m going to brush up on my history. Don’t fret – this won’t be a reproduction of your sixth grade textbooks – I’ll make it fun and share my insights on the second war for independence we waged against the British.
One thing I’m really looking forward to: Viewing the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner.
As I writer, the fact that it’s still around is inspiring.
Enjoy! They have the flag it was written after in Smithsonian Museum of American History in DC. Loved seeing that.
Cheers! What’s the deal with the flag? Can you touch it?