By Derrick T. Dortch, Published: June 13
Its the national launch of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Running until Tuesday, the Star-Spangled Sailabration is one of the signature events of the three-year commemoration, called Star-Spangled 200.
This week’s event will feature more than 40 tall ships and naval war ships, concerts and the Star-Spangled Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. If you are a person interested in our country’s history and naval and maritime operations, this will be a little slice of heaven.
The celebration has me thinking about the federal government’s maritime involvement. And I’m thinking beyond the great works of the U.S. Navy (Navy.mil) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG.mil).