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Defenders’ Day at Fort McHenry

Known as Baltimore’s oldest holiday, Defenders’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore and the writing of our national anthem.

Join National Park Service Park Ranger Angel Garcia, as he describes the defense of Fort McHenry and the inspiration behind the "Star-Spangled Banner."

Filmed onsite at Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine, Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) join members of the National Park Service in a flag-raising ceremony, paying tribute to those that have come before them.

(Video by Sgt. 1st Class Jared Morgan)

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