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From: Aerial America: Maryland & Delaware

The Defense of Fort McHenry

Short | 01:33

Do you know how our National Anthem came to be? We have a raging battle, a young poet and Maryland to thank.

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Visit the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner and explore the sites where Harriet Tubman, Babe Ruth and the DuPont family made their marks on American history. Maryland and Delaware are two small states of great historical significance. Highlighted by the great bays of the eastern seaboard: Chesapeake and Delaware, both states are defined by the legacies of their colonial pasts. This aerial journey reveals their giant stature in the history of America.

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