Welcome to Maryland

Maryland is a state of conflicting history. Maryland, the 7th state to join the Union, with a coastal location deeply rooted a maritime heritage. Not all Americans are familiar with the battle at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Yet every American recognizes the description of the the battle as bombs bursting in air. It was then that Francis Scott Key penned the poem that would one day become the words to our National Anthem.

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