Md. historical society begins project to create authentic reproduction of Star-Spangled Banner

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BALTIMORE — The Maryland Historical Society is embarking on a special Independence Day project this year.

The society on Thursday began recreating the original Star-Spangled Banner Flag, which flew over Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812 and inspired the writing of the national anthem.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake sewed the first stitch at a July 4 ceremony kicking off the project.

The historical society says it expects its authentic reproduction to take six weeks to complete and will involve more than 100 volunteers to help stitch....

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