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MARYLAND SOCIETY UNITED STATES DAUGHTERS OF 1812

September, 2015

Welcome to the website of the Maryland Society United States Daughters of 1812. For the past two years the country celebrated the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and much of the focus of the celebration was right here in Maryland. Years of preparation and hard work created long-lasting results that will continue to promote and preserve the history of the War of 1812 for years to come. They include the Star-Spangled Banner trail designating areas in the Chesapeake Bay region where significant events occurred during the War of 1812, a new visitor center constructed at Fort McHenry, the multi-year conservation of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag followed by its installation in a new exhibit space at the Smithsonian's Museum of American History, a new exhibit on the making of the Star-Spangled Banner at Baltimore's Flag House, numerous books published, brochures written and documentaries made about the War of 1812, a new license plate depicting the Battle of Baltimore issued in Maryland and two spectacular events held in Baltimore in 2012 and 2014. It was a wonderful celebration of the history of the War of 1812 fitting nicely into the mission of the US Daughters of 1812 who are dedicated to remembering the heroic deeds of their ancestors.

Two amazing women from Maryland worked tirelessly during the Bicentennial years to support all events and activities related to the War of 1812. Ginger Apyar, President National of the National Society of the US Daughters of 1812, travelled all around the country to attend countless ceremonies celebrating the history of the War of 1812. Joanne Brown, President of the Maryland State Society of the US Daughters of 1812, attended markings, re enactments, special programs, dinners, luncheons, while managing the state business of the Maryland Society. Huzzah to these two remarkable women who represented the US Daughters on the National and State level in such a spectacular fashion. Thank you Ginger and Joanne.

The fireworks are over, the tall ships have left the Inner Harbor, no more Blue Angels are streaking through the skies over Baltimore City. The Bicentennial celebrations achieved their goal of raising awareness about the War of 1812 in the minds of American citizens. It is now up to the US Daughters of 1812 to ensure that history stays fresh and that the heroes of the war are not forgotten. In chapter meetings encourage research on ancestors including finding the location of ancestor grave sites, invite engaging speakers to spark enthusiasm in the War of 1812, plan tours to the Flag House, Fort McHenry, the Maryland Historical Society and other War of 1812 sites, share the histories of your ancestors and keep the stirring history of the War of 1812 alive.

If you are interested in joining the Maryland Society United States Daughters of 1812, please visit the Membership Section located on this website. We welcome your inquiry!

In the splendid spirit of 1812,

Sally Johnston, President
Maryland Society United States Daughters of 1812




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