Saturday, June 15 – Market Street and Mount Olivet Cemetary

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(Click any photo to enlarge.) ***Scroll down to see my offer for Red Cross donations.*** 1813 flag at Key's Grave Costumed Visitor The original manuscript of "The Star Spangled Banner" has been on display in Frederick for a few days, and today it made the trip from City Hall, escorted by Frederick police officers, the Old Guard, mounted Maryland State Police, a fife and drum corps, and the Independent Hose Company fire wagon, along downtown streets to the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, where Francis Scott Key is buried. It was a great day for a parade, and I was asked by the Frederick Visitor Center to photograph the procession as it came up Market Street, so I decided to make my walk be along Market, to the cemetery and then around the cemetery.  My friend Norma accompanied me. Anna Anachronism Fort McHenry Honor Guard Various groups in period costume gathered at the fence along Market Street by the Maryland School for the Deaf.  Representatives from the American Legion, the DAR, and the Maryland State Police were in position by the old iron fencing. After the procession went by, we followed it into the cemetery and stood listening to the ceremony, which included the raising of a replica of the 1813 flag that flew over Ft. McHenry, the singing of all four stanzas of the national anthem, and speeches by various dignitaries. Self Portraits The softer side of park police. Norma and I walked more around the cemetery, finding the many graves of Confederate soldiers who are buried along the fence line. It was a great day for a parade and all the pomp and circumstance that accompanied this momentous occasion. I hope Francis Scott Key enjoyed all the attention he got today.   Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Forward me by email any receipt for an online donation made to the Red Cross for disaster relief, and I will send you a 5x7 print of your choice from any of my daily photo walks or from my website.  Offer good until September 2, 2013. Visit my web site: Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email: Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk: walk every day the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day post a photo every day use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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