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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
A year of events celebrating the 200 t h anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner kicked off Thursday with the unveiling of a commemorative stamp. The newest installment of the popular "forever" stamps - so named because they continue to be valid even if the cost of postage rises - features Old Glory in front of scarlet and white fireworks representing the "rockets' red glare" described in the national anthem. The stamp was introduced at a ceremony in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, according to a Maryland Historical Society news release.
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September 15, 2014
Speech is designed to convey a message which carries with it an intended tone, purpose and meaning by the speaker. The recent incident in which a Confederate flag was raised at a high school football game in Howard County has quickly turned into a First Amendment argument, followed quickly by volleys of opposing opinions and arguments about the symbolism of this particular flag ( "Glenelg High student disciplined for displaying Confederate flag at...
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By Elisha King and Elisha King,Evening Sun Staff | June 4, 1991
In a stiff breeze, more than 3,000 elementary and high school students from across Maryland stood tall today to create a living American flag at Fort McHenry -- even though their Old Glory was shy two stars.The students, who represented 22 out of Maryland's 24 counties, held sections of red, white and blue cardboard to form the flag that stretched out the size of a football field. They also held 48 stars instead of the usual 50 because two were broken and not used.However, that didn't affect the spirits of the participants.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
As we prepare for the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore next week, a decent respect for historical accuracy demands attention to a few details.  They are drawn from Steve Vogel's well-researched and eminently readable Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation  (Random House, 534 pages, $30).  Admiral Alexander Cochrane, anchored about two miles down the bay from Fort McHenry, ordered the bombardment to begin at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 1814.
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By Raymond Daniel Burke | September 23, 2001
THE UBIQUITOUS appearance of American flags throughout our community in the days following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has brought a cavalcade of color to our ordinary byways. It is a stunning display made all the more poignant on these days when the brilliant late summer sunshine stands in such profound contrast to the darkness that has enveloped our country and our hearts. Our region has seen other Septembers when the welcome break from summer's humidity has provided the backdrop for our nation's greatest perils.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | November 22, 1994
A huge American flag that flew at the side of Route 140 near Liberty Reservoir to "welcome people to Carroll County" was stolen from its flag pole in front of W & W Tire and Auto Service in Finksburg over the weekend.Joe Emery, service manager for the company in the 3200 block of Baltimore Blvd., said the all-weather, 18-by-25-foot flag was hoisted up the pole in September as a greeting to motorists from Baltimore County as they crossed the border into Carroll.A smaller flag had been placed on the pole July Fourth while the company was waiting for delivery of the larger flag, he said.
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By Lisa Goldberg | September 24, 2001
FOR THE first time in my life, I'm the proud owner of an American flag. For days, I searched during shopping excursions, while running errands, for a scrap of red, white and star-spangled blue to hang from my apartment balcony. At every store, every site, I'd get the same response from employees: There's been a run, they'd say, on patriotism. I thought about digging through the old boxes that store the items from my childhood. But just as I'm certain I've owned dozens of flags throughout my 30 years -- remnants from the parades and holiday parties of my school years -- I'm equally certain that each and every one occupies space at the bottom of a landfill somewhere.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1998
Pity the poor Star-Spangled Banner. In the 184 years since it inspired lawyer Francis Scott Key to turn poet for a day, the huge flag has had a tough life.It's been cut up for souvenirs, had a couple of million stitches applied to it and been subjected to untold hours of sunlight and dirty air.Thankfully, the nation's conservators have taken note. And as detailed tonight on The History Channel, they're doing something to ensure the Baltimore-born flag hangs around to inspire generations of Americans not yet born.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | June 15, 1993
They came to the New Windsor War Memorial last night wearing the colors of Old Glory herself, ready to pledge her spirit and sing her praises.About 25 people -- mostly older citizens -- turned out for the annual Flag Day ceremony where song and silence both were testimony to the crowd's reverence of the nation's flag."
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By Delia M. Rios | July 4, 1999
PHILADELPHIA -- Many a schoolchild can recite the story of Betsy Ross. .....It is a story as simple and evoc-ative as any good fable, impressing upon generations of Americans a collective memory of the humble seamstress in her demure white cap, the first Stars and Stripes unfurled over her lap. Yet that might be the least interesting part of her tale. What's more, no one can say with certainty that Betsy Ross made the first flag. Or that there was a first flag. That's the kind of story this is. As one historical consultant has put it, "These are complex as well as vexed matters."
NEWS
June 26, 2014
When I sat in my car after voting at the local fire hall in Harford County Tuesday and watched the American flag gently sway in the cool summer breeze, I just thought to myself, "How lucky am I to have been born in America?" Nowhere else in the world could I enjoy the lifestyle and freedom that I enjoy here. I am now 61 years old and have never missed an election since turning 18. People who are dissatisfied with the direction we have taken ask me what can we do to restore our constitutional form of government and shrink its ever-growing footprint, and I say to them: Restore yourself, your family, your faith and be a virtuous person.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
A year of events celebrating the 200 t h anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner kicked off Thursday with the unveiling of a commemorative stamp. The newest installment of the popular "forever" stamps - so named because they continue to be valid even if the cost of postage rises - features Old Glory in front of scarlet and white fireworks representing the "rockets' red glare" described in the national anthem. The stamp was introduced at a ceremony in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, according to a Maryland Historical Society news release.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 31, 2013
"On June 14, 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19-year-old teacher at Stony Hill School, placed a 10-inch, 38-star flag in a bottle on his desk then assigned essays on the flag and its significance," says the National Flag Day Foundation on its website. "This observance, commemorated Congresses adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. This observance was also the beginning of Cigrand's long years of fervent and devoted effort to bring about national recognition and observance of Flag Day. The crowning achievement of his life came at age 50 when President [Woodrow]
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 22, 2013
A 15-star, 15-stripe War of 1812 commemorative American flag was raised in front of the Harford County administrative building in Bel Air Thursday afternoon, one of five that will fly over county government buildings for the next 22 months. Executive Order 13-3, issued by Harford County Executive David Craig, directs that the commemorative War of 1812 flag also will be flown at the Harford County Council building in Bel Air, the Harford County Courthouse, the McFaul Activity Center in Bel Air and the Havre de Grace Activity Center.
NEWS
November 28, 2012
U.S. Taekwondo Academy (USTA) was recently been presented with a United States flag as a gesture of appreciation. The American flag was flown over Kabul, Afghanistan September 11, 2012 in honor of the U.S. Taekwondo Academy and the Chang family during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Chang family owns and operates the U.S. Taekwondo Academy. The flag represents the will and resolve of the American people to protect those who cannot protect themselves and to stand strong and defeat all who attempt to bring the United States harm. The plague was signed by Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. Steward, US NSE, and Lt. Col. Alan T. Lindley, US NSE – Commander.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2012
In her singsong voice, Sarah Moses asked the nervous 22-year-old Colombian man questions about American civics and culture: What is the name of the national anthem? At what age may a citizen vote? Why does the American flag have 13 stripes? Juan Sebastian Bustamante Sanchez, who took the naturalization test at the G.H. Fallon Federal Building last week, had more in common with Moses than he realized. Moses, an officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, also had to pass the examination to become an American citizen.
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By Mike Littwin and Mike Littwin,Staff Writer | August 9, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- The shoe wars erupted before a TV audience of 3 billion people. And it looks like Nike won. Or, at least, Michael Jordan did.Jordan, the centerpiece of Nike's promotional efforts, had balked at wearing the official United States Olympic Committee awards-ceremony uniform, which was made by Reebok and featured a Reebok patch on the right shoulder.When the U.S. basketball team took the medal stand yesterday after beating Croatia, 117-85, for the expected gold medal, all 12 players -- half work for Nike -- had unzipped their jackets so that the collars obscured the patch.
FEATURES
May 20, 2008
Living flag About 2,500 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from the Mid-Atlantic will use colored placards to form the 15-stripe, 15-star version of the American flag today outside Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The annual Living American Flag event is free and runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the monument, 2400 E. Fort Ave. For more information, call 410-563-3524 or go to americanflagfoundation.org. FYI Susan Reimer is on vacation. Her column does not appear today.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | September 17, 2012
An incendiary video about the prophet Muhammad, "Innocence of Muslims," was blamed for the mob attacks on our embassies in Libya and Egypt(and later, Yemen). In Libya, Ambassador Christopher Stevensand three other Americans were murdered. The video stirred some passion here in America as well. Over at MSNBC, a riot of consensus broke out when contributors Mike Barnicle and Donny Deutsch as well as University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler all agreed that the people behind the video should be indicted as accessories to murder.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 16, 2012
I was not aware of a film insulting to Islam until American embassies were attacked in Libya and Egypt. Thus, Muslim extremists managed, through the expedient of riot and rampage, to bring attention to the very thing they loathe, a thing which, but for their help, would have been little noticed. The irony of that likely goes over their heads like a jet plane. "Innocence of Muslims" is said to have had a budget of $5 million. From the look of it, maybe 40 of those dollars made it to the screen -- you'd see better production values in a porn video.
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