On, FaceBook, my nephew and I have set up a page to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. The page is called ‘By Dawn’s Early Light’.
All are encouraged to take photos of US Flags and upload them to the site to join the celebration.
The poem was written on September 13th, 1814, following the bombardment of Ft. McHenry at the entrance to Baltimore harbor. The fort withstood the bombardment, halted the naval advance, and the British army retreated from the field. The town was spared burning, a fate Washington DC suffered a month earlier.
Looking forward to your answer to the question, “O, say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave, o’re the land of the free and the home of the brave?”