Baltimore 1814 was the scene of one the most important battles in the War of 1812. British naval forces were stopped by the defences at Fort McHenry, Baltimore. The sight of the Star Spangled Banner flying over the Fort on the morning of September 14, 1814 inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the poem that later became the national anthem.
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Canada D’eh in the USA! On July 1, as Canadians celebrated Canada Day at home and around the world, the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C. hosted our own celebration. What is more Canadian than maple syrup? The answer: nothing! Over 700 Embassy contacts, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Connect2Canada members and staff enjoyed a Calgary-stampede themed pancake breakfast, complete with cowboy hats.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark Canada Day:
“One hundred and fifty years ago in Charlottetown and Québec City, our Fathers of Confederation first dreamed of a united Canada, prosperous, strong and free.
“As we mark the 147th anniversary of Confederation, we can proudly say that their great national dream has indeed come to fruition.
“Today, as we celebrate with family and loved ones, let’s remember what makes our Canada the best country in the world.
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