For Immediate Release
BGE lights up the night in honor of the bicentennial of the writing of the national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner
BALTIMORE (Sept. 12, 2014) — In honor and celebration of Baltimore City’s bicentennial celebration of the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812 and the writing of the national anthem, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) has illuminated its downtown Baltimore headquarters building in red, white and blue. At the top of the company’s Gas and Electric Building, located at One Center Plaza, the words Celebrating 1812 appear. In addition, the window shades in the front of the building have been manipulated to display the year 1812. Both will remain in place through Sept. 16.
"For nearly 200 years, BGE has been an important part of the Baltimore community and we are proud to honor the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore and the writing of our national anthem," said Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer for BGE. "As the nation’s oldest natural gas company, BGE will celebrate its bicentennial in 2016. We are proud to be a part of the history of the great state of Maryland, and we look forward to the Star-Spangled Spectacular celebrations."
To view photos of the lighting of the BGE headquarters building, visit BGE’s Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr sites.
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