|Jose, Jeff, Tom, Yolie, Shelly (Rob took picture)|
On Saturday, December 3, we were joined by our friends Jeff, Jose, Yolie and Shelly and went to Fort McHenry in Baltimore for an historic Candlelight tour of the fort. The holiday tour was free (usually there's a charge) for the holiday and it featured various actors that explained Christmas-time traditions during the 4 wars that the fort was active (Revolutionary War, War of 1812, World War 1 and World War 2). The fort was at times a hospital during WW1 and WW2. The giant flag flying in the fort was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key's "Star Spangled Banner."
- The tour was really enjoyable and educational. We had a fun Park Ranger tour guide named Vince who was extremely educated, very enthusiastic and animated. He made the whole adventure fun!! Here are some photos from that adventure.
|The Star Spangled Banner Waves over Ft.McHenry|
|Actors portraying WW2 vets,nurses|
|Tour guide holding candlelit lantern|
|Candlelit entry way into the fort|
|Building that housed officers|
|The group listening to the tour - Tom, far right|
|Actors playing cards, portraying 1812 soldiers|
|Revolutionary War soldiers outside-Ranger Vince (right)|
|Tom and Rob trying to stay warm|
|Jeff and Jose enjoying the tour|
|Basement cell of the fort where a soldier committed suicide (he haunts it)|