Thursday, June 19, 2014

Flags and Key: McHenry

"The Land of the Free, And the home of the Brave" - Stars Spangle Banner, Francis Scott Key

Fort McHenry:

War of 1812, And Francis Scott Key wrote the "Stars Spangle Banner".
The "Star Spangle Banner" is the United States National Anthem.
It was an American poem that was ironically put to the music of a British pub song.

The Fort. 
Flag has 15 stars and 15 stripes. 

                                          The river where the British were bombing the Fort.

 Due to Hurricane Force winds/weather only 2/3rds of British bombs did not explode due to the gun powder being wet and moist.
                                                   Picnic Lunch at the Fort and on the river.
 Every time our Nation has added a state, the star for that State has made our flag have a new design. Each new flag design has flown at Fort McHenry for 1 minute at 11:59pm before the flag takes effect for the rest of the United States the next day.

 On the canons...


  1. Enjoying the blog. Who is that beautiful redhead that is not normally in the pics??

    Keep the pictures coming.

  2. Your pics make me think of Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island just off the Mississippi coast. We were there recently again. It's neat seeing history like this.

    1. It also reminded me of Fort Pulaski on Tybee Island, Savannah, Georgia. So pretty and peaceful. I will have to visit ship island. That sounds lovely too.


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