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Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag - Webcast – Media Advisory
Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag - Distance Learning - Press Release


Member of the Media?


Mike Literst
Public Affairs Specialist
National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240 | Ph:  (202) 513-0354  | Cell:  (202) 306-4166

Lisa Lynn Hansen
Friends of Fort McHenry | Ph: (410) 962-4290 ext. 850

Promote Your Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag!

In advance (or anytime), invite coverage, participation and share posts with your: 

  • school Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages #LivingFlag
  • school newspaper 
  • photography clubs
  • local/county administrators
  • local media – newspaper and television

About Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

During the Battle of Baltimore, September 13–14, 1814, the valiant defense of the star-shaped Fort McHenry against the might of the British navy inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  The 15 broad stripes and 15 bright stars still fly over the fort 24 hours a day, seven days a week Most famous as the birthplace of our National Anthem, the fort was used continuously in a variety of ways through World War II. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter, @FtMcHenryNPS

About Friends of Fort McHenry

The Friends of Fort McHenry serves to support educational programming and living history activities, and the creation of interpretive exhibits and visitor facilities that engender the widest appreciation of the Fort and the enduring legacy of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” our National Anthem.  The Friends achieve this mission through generous support from those who value our heritage and the impact that history can have upon our young people. See more at or follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter, @FtMcHenryNPS.