Annapolis, MD – Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford joined officials from the Hogan administration and the Pride of Baltimore II at City Dock in Annapolis to officially proclaim March 25, 2016 to be the 382nd Maryland Day, recognizing the landing of the first European settlers in Maryland.

“It is an honor to present the official Proclamation marking the 382nd Maryland Day today,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “I can think of no better way to celebrate our state’s rich history than to join with the Pride of Baltimore II, which for four decades has represented the people of Maryland in ports throughout the world.”

During the program, Pride of Baltimore II Executive Director Rick Scott announced a special educational partnership between the Pride II and the National Park Service’s Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. The partnership, set to launch in May, will educate hundreds of students throughout the spring and fall seasons.

In addition to special remarks by Lt. Governor Rutherford and Mr. Scott, the event included a performance by the Fort McHenry Fife and Drum Corps as well as deck tours of Pride II.