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Route One Apparel Offers Md. Flag Gear for the Whole Family

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Ready your red, white, black, and gold clothing. Here comes Maryland Day!

In 1634, two ships full of British settlers landed at St. Clement’s Island and colonized the Province of Maryland. Among those settlers was the Calvert family, credited with both founding Maryland and inspiring our iconic state flag with its family crests.

Every year on March 25, we celebrate that founding with an official state holiday and by waving Maryland’s bold and unique flag in all its red, white, black and gold glory. Nearly four centuries later, thanks in large part to a motivated graduate from UMD, we can wear that flag too.

Celebrate the Free State on Maryland Day

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Founding of Maryland, by Tompkins Harrison Matteson
Founding of Maryland, by Tompkins Harrison Matteson

Maryland Day is March 25, marking the day the first European settlers arrived on the shores of the Land of Pleasant Living. Since those settlers arrived in 1634, it’s fitting that Maryland Day celebrations focus on things from the past. Around the city, there’s a cross, coffins and more:

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