Haxel Flag Co. Selling Replica Star-Spangled Banners
Havre de Grace-based sign company has created replica flags that inspired the National Anthem.
Fittingly, the state that gave inspiration to the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner is home to a company producing replicas of the historic flag in time for the War of 1812 bicentennial.
Havre de Grace-based F.W. Haxel Flag Co. has produced 15-star, 15-stripe American flags, like the one that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the National Anthem while aboard a British ship near Fort McHenry in 1814, according to a statement from Harford County government and Star-Spangled 200, Inc.
County Executive David Craig, Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne Dougherty and Cecil County Commission President Jim Mullin are scheduled to deliver comments at an unveiling ceremony Tuesday morning at the F.W. Haxel Flag Co. retail store at 1750 Pulaski Highway in Havre de Grace.
Havre de Grace was burned during the War of 1812, and the city will be a focal point of the region's bicentennial commemoration next year.
During the Tuesday ceremony, the Upper Bay 1812 Steering Committee will be launched. The committee will help locals and visitors with the commemoration's activities.