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Sing it in the Baltimore Harbor, "Oh Say can you see . . ."

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Maryland Day
March 25, 1634

In 1788, Maryland entered the Union as the seventh state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. During the War of 1812, the British bombarded Baltimore's Fort McHenry "with bombs bursting in air." Watching this was a young lawyer named Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" based on his eyewitness account. Maryland has an even more fascinating history. Ask your family what they know about the state, and while you're at it, try humming a few bars of our national anthem, written by a Marylander.
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