Blue Angels to fly at 'Star-Spangled Spectacular'

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will perform at an air show during a festival celebrating the 200th birthday of the national anthem.
 
The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron will perform above the waters of the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The Star-Spangled Air Show is scheduled for Sept. 13 and 14.
 
"We are pleased to welcome the Blue Angels as we culminate our celebration of The Star-Spangled Banner," Governor Martin O'Malley said.  "The foremost symbols of American freedom - the anthem and the flag - were forged in Maryland 200 years ago at one of the most dramatic turning points in our nation's history during the War of 1812." 
 
The Star-Spangled Spectacular, a free, 10-day festival. Other events include international tall ships and Navy gray hulls docking in the Inner Harbor. 
 
"The team could not be more excited to return to Baltimore in 2014," Lt. Mark Tedrow said. "As Blue Angel #7 in 2012, I was able to see the Star-Spangled Sailabration first-hand while narrating from Fort McHenry. I can truly say that it was one of the most awe-inspiring and patriotic events I have witnessed in my entire life. Baltimore and the surrounding communities did a phenomenal job hosting the event and welcoming spectators who attended the celebration."
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