Francis Scott Key

Tall ships and U.S. Navy vessels sailed into Baltimore Harbor past Fort McHenry to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812

Square-riggers, schooners, and sleek gray warships from around the world converged on Baltimore the second week of June for the “Star Spangled Sailabration” commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812’s start. Read more >>

The year was 1814, and within three weeks our “young and not always wise” nation suffered acute shame and astonishing victory

The Corps is supposed to be tough, and is. This often confounds its enemies and sometimes irritates the nation’s other services