Friday, July 20, 2018
Fort McHenry, Baltimore, During World War II
I have been writing a whole lot about this fort in my Not So Forgotten War of 1812 blog. Of course, this is "The Rockets Red Glare" fort.
The fort became a national park in 1929 and in 1939 was redesignated "National Monument and Historic Shrine.A national tradition now has the first time a new American flag flies, it does so at Fort McHenry. The first 49-star and 50-star flags flew here and are still located on the premises.
During World War II, Fort McHenry was a Coast Guard base for training and for fire control and port defense.