National War of 1812 Bicentennial Kick-off in Baltimore
The War of 1812 is sometimes called America’s forgotten war, overshadowed by other conflicts in American history. It isn’t going to be forgotten during its bicentennial.
The national launch of the War of 1812 bicentennial takes place in June with a week-long event in the Baltimore region and Chesapeake Bay area. Dubbed the Star-Spangled Sailabration, its special features will include an international maritime festival with tall ships on the water and a Star-Spangled Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Several free public ship tours will be available over the course of the event.
Overture For 2012, a new symphony composed by world-renowned musician and Baltimore native Philip Glass, will have its world debut June 17, performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. And for collectors, the U.S. Mint has issued two special coins, one gold and one silver.
For more information, go to http://www.starspangled200.com/events_list and http://www.wbaltv.com/entertainment/30837061/detail.html#ixzz1s1s5d2Ic.
I send my good wishes for the forthcoming celebrations. I just hope no-one takes it into their head to burn down the White House – again!
We in Canada promise not too IF you make no attempt to blow up parts of York (in Toronto). It makes us cross!