U.S.A. BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION in BALTIMORE, MD
LET’S GO to Baltimore for a “Sailabration” Like You've Never Seen before!!! BE A PART of Baltimore’s WAR of 1812 BICENTENNIAL HISTORY, an exciting, star-spangled celebration time!!! Enjoy a RARE international maritime FESTIVAL of TALL ships, the U.S. Navy’s BLUE ANGELS AIR Show, and FOOD, CONCERTS, FIREWORKS @ Baltimore’s Inner Harbor!
BALTIMORE’s 200th STAR-SPANGLED SAILABRATION
A BICENTENNIAL Celebration of the WAR OF 1812 and The U.S. National Anthem!
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012 @ 10:30 AM (CARPOOL Meetup - Read below)
THE INNER HARBOR | BALTIMORE, MD 21201
CARPOOL MEETUP LOCATION @ 10:30 AM: IKEA store on MARYLAND ROUTE 1 at I-495 BELTWAY / I 95 NORTH interchange.
Meetup @ IKEA STORE -- MAIN ENTRANCE
10100 BALTIMORE AVE. (Rt.1) COLLEGE PARK, MD. 20740
Ph: 301/[masked] (next to I-495 + I-95 North Interchange).
FOR DIRECTIONS to CARPOOLS SITE > “CLICK HERE”
WHEN YOU RSVP, PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU WISH TO DRIVE OR NEED A RIDE. SHARE CARPOOL EXPENSES.
This STAR-SPANGLED SAILABRATION is all about the history, heritage and heroism that America honors to this day with its flag and national anthem. Highlights include:
• FLEETS of TALL SHIPS and grey hulls in Baltimore’s Harbor.
• FREE PUBLIC SHIP Tours.
• FREE CONCERTS + FIREWORKS galore.
• U.S. NAVY BLUE ANGELS thrilling Air show.
• Waterfront "Sailabration Villages" with food and fun.
• Walking history tours right where it all happened.
• Flag celebrations and lively festivals.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Free Ship Tours - Harbor & Fell's Point.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sailabration Villages - Harbor & Fell's Point.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free Public Ship Tours North Locust Point*.
Afternoon (TBD) U.S. NAVY Blue Angels Air Show - Fort McHenry.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Flag Celebration/Concerts/Fireworks-Ft McHenry.
U.S. NAVY’s “BLUE ANGELS” STAR-SPANGLED AIR SHOW
For the first time ever, Baltimore will host an Air Show with a forty-five minute performance by the famous U.S. NAVY acrobatic air team “The BLUE ANGELS” and a handful of military units performing flight routines over the Middle Branch River, just south of Fort McHenry.
AN INTERNATIONAL SAILABRATION of TALL SHIPS
In commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and “The Star-Spangled Banner” the U.S. NAVY and OPERATION SAIL, lnc. - in partnership with the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore - will bring more than 40 ships, including U.S., British and Canadian naval war vessels and TALL SHIPS from around THE WORLD!!!
“The EAGLE” - U.S. Coast Guard training ship
Amerigo VESPUCCI - Nave Scuola della Marina Militare Italiana
Italian Navy’s training ship based in Livorno, Regione Toscana.
GLORIA – Navy of Columbia, So. American Training ship
U.S. forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and fought the Revolution until 1783. In 1812, the young nation was only 40 years old! Yet, America was at war with Great Britain again in another struggle for its very existence. The hostilities started over tensions left from the Revolution, trade restrictions brought about by Britain's ongoing war with France, British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, maritime rights, and forced British conscription of American sailors into His Majesty's Navy.
The WAR of 1812 represents the definitive end of the American Revolution. A new nation, widely regarded as an upstart, successfully defended itself against the British Empire, the “largest empire” ever created on earth, and the most powerful Navy in the world during the land and maritime assault on Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. America’s victory in 1812 over Great Britain confirmed the legitimacy of the Revolution.
Fort McHenry at the entrance of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
One of the most famous moments in the War of 1812 was the “Battle of Baltimore”. When full war broke out, Washington and Baltimore were in the thick of everything. With smoke from a burned down White House in Washington, DC still on the distant horizon, Baltimore’s citizens militia held off British attacks on their city by land at North Point and by sea near Fort McHenry at the entrance of the Inner Harbor, the home of U.S. shipbuilders. It was during the attack on Ft. McHenry that Francis Scott Key wrote the poem that would become “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the American National Anthem!!!
P.S.: The U.S. Flag and the U.S. National anthem “The Star Spangled” Banner were both created in Baltimore, MD. by Betsy ROSS and Francis Scott KEY respectively.
For the War of 1812 Link CLICK >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
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