A number of cities, including Baltimore, are planning events commemorating the 200-year anniversary of the War of 1812.
The celebrations are featured in an AP story that the Wall Street Journal ran this month.
"The War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner
after soldiers at Fort McHenry in Baltimore raised an American flag to mark a victory over the British on Sept. 14, 1814," the Journal writes.
It goes on to note that the original manuscript for the song will be part of a War of 1812 exhibit at the Maryland Historical Society. You can read the rest of the story here
Meanwhile, the New York Times wrote its own piece on the festivities.
"In Baltimore, as part of a festival from June 13 through June 19 known as the Star-Spangled Sailabration
, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will debut a new composition inspired by the conflict," the Times writes. "And 20 tall ships and schooners, many modeled on period vessels, will drop anchor in the harbor for tours."
You can read the rest of the story here