On Thursday, September 11, Jim Bailey ’03 and ’08 M.A., history, spoke at the 9/11 Commemoration and Flag ceremony at Fort McHenry.
Bailey, a park ranger at the fort, spoke about the moment that changed the country, as well as the community spirit that arose out of tragedy. The national 9/11 flag, which was created out of historic pieces from all 50 states, is on display at Fort McHenry.
This weekend also marks the 200th anniversary of the “Star Spangled Banner” and Bailey will portray Major George Armistead, the commanding officer at Fort McHenry in 1814.
This post originally appeared in UMBC Insights.