Defender's Day: A hope for a revival

September 03, 2006|By Michael Hill | Michael Hill,Sun Staff

There was a time when Defender's Day was a really big deal in Baltimore. It was to this city what Patriot's Day - the commemoration of Paul Revere's ride - still is to Boston: a local holiday universally celebrated in the city.

The denizens of Fort McHenry would like to see it become a big deal again. The national monument has its annual celebration of the holiday this coming weekend.

Defender's Day For a look at the 1814 defense of Fort McHenry, see page 6F.

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