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Topic - Fort Mchenry
Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812 when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in the Chesapeake Bay. It was during this bombardment of the fort that Francis Scott Key was inspired to write "The Star-Spangled Banner", the poem that would eventually be set to the tune of the "To Anacreon in Heaven", to become the national anthem of the United States. - Source: Wikipedia
"It's like the flag is speaking to you in a sense," says a Fort McHenry park ranger. The sound doesn't change over time, making it the same flapping noise American soldiers heard in 1814 when the British navy sailed up the Patapsco River to bomb Baltimore.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The original, handwritten manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the flag that inspired the song's lyrics will be displayed together at the Smithsonian in Washington, the first time the historic pieces are believed to have been shown side by side.
As the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 approaches, Donald Shomette's book, updated from a similar work published by him in 1981, is a most appropriate addition to the literature.