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US Memorials and Monuments

Journey to America’s greatest national memorials and monuments. See the landmarks that capture America's most important moments and leaders.

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Fort McHenry

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Remember it with a visit to this star-shaped fort that successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from the British. During the bombardment of the fort, an American lawyer named Francis Scott Key was inspired to write what would become the national anthem.

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