Yes, this weekend in September is the 200th year anniversary of our National Anthem.
There are several versions of the event. I like this one best. http://stg.do/video/?v=kkPf 11 min,
A Tea Party Member Stuns Crowd! Sings Star Spangled Banner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9_bP219ehQ&feature=youtu.be 3 min
Where did it happen and in what war?
Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a coastal 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 Chesapeake Bay September 13–14, 1814. It was during the 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 "To Anacreon in Heaven" and become the national anthem of the United States.
I love American history. That's why I find that first video so galling. It is so filled with historical baloney that it approaches parody. From the fake George Washington quote to the wild exaggeration of the fleet fighting "the colonies" to not even getting the name of the place right, it would be laughable if so many people didn't swallow it whole. Real history is fascinating, and that ain't it.
Our own Billy Key is a descendant of Francis Scott Key.
FS Key is in my genealogy, also.
I was wondering,
Our children are denied learning about the things that make America great... we don't want to prejudice foreigners among us you know.
But Model Trs might see something in the 1st video that might pollute their minds.