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The Star-Spangled Banner
- We thought it would be nice – for flag day – to honor our flag as how Francis Scott Key did back in 1814.
- The War of 1812 has been going on for two years – a war between the newly established United States and Britain over territory and seaman impressment:
HISTORY: War of 1812
- It was in the early morning of September 14, 1814 when Francis Scott Key was inspired to compose a poem after watching through the night from a nearby truce ship the British bombardment of Ft. McHenry:
INFO: Ft. McHenry National Park
- The fort – which protected Baltimore harbor – was pounded by British ships for nearly 24 hours – it was through the night with the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, that the flag was still there:
INFO: original lyrics written by Key
- So as we honor Flag Day – keep in mind the wonderful lyrics of a lawyer who understood what the flag represented that morning – it was shortly thereafter when the British ran out of ammunition and withdrew their bombardment- Baltimore was saved:
INFO: in commemoration of Flag Day
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|VIEW: all types flags (see below)|
|AMAZON: american flag w/ pole (new win)|
|HISTORY: star-spangled banner (new win)|
|YOUTUBE: battle of fort mcHenry (new win)|
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