National Flag Day Foundation
As host of the U.S. Flag Page, I am pleased to announce the presence on the
World Wide Web of the National Flag Day Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland. I just
became aware of NFDF on June 12th,1996, so I am unable to include all of the details
in time for their annual celebration. A summary of the event is as follows...
The annual ceremony, sponsored by the non-profit National Flag Day Foundation, is held each
year at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and is open to the public.
This years program will celebrate the 1996 Olympic spirit. The program begins at 6:05 p.m.
with a band concert by the 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band. The Pledge of Allegiance
will be recited throughout the country at precisely 7:00 p.m. (EDT). Also included will be a
fly-over by A-10 Jets of the 175th Tactical Fighter Group of the Maryland Air National Guard
and a sky diving exhibition by the Maryland Army National Guard Demonstration Parachute Team.
The U.S. Coast Guard Precision Drill Team and the Monumental City Ancient Fife and Drum Corps
will also perform. The National Anthem will be sung by Mr. Melvin Lowery, of the Baltimore
and New York Opera Companies. Other musical selections will be performed by the Baltimore
Police Youth Choir, a group of 50 young people from the ages of 10 to18. The evening will
conclude with a spectacular Zabelli Fireworks display. Alan Walden of WBAL Radio will
serve as master of ceremonies.
The public is invited to bring picnic suppers. Commercial food service is limited. Parking
is available at the Locust Point Marine Terminal and the Naval Reserve Base near the Fort.
Street parking is allowed along East Fort Avenue and the MTA bus stops at the entrance to
For more information contact Harriette McPherson at:
The National Flag Day Foundation
418 South Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
(410) 433-0943 or (410) 563-FLAG
Bookmark this page and revisit in the future for more details about the National Flag
The history of Flag Day
Almanac for June 14th
Flag Day Proclamation by President Clinton.