Join the Flag Day celebration

On June 14, Americans will celebrate the birth of our stars and stripes. Our American flag is a symbol of our nation’s unity, pride, and freedom. As we honor this history on Flag Day, we remember the hardships endured by men and women who have fought to protect our flag’s meaning.

Some historians call the War of 1812 the “Second War of Independence.” Our young republic was again put to the test against British forces. The British had taken the Capitol and set fire to the White House. Their next target was Baltimore.


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