Happy 4th of July!

“And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof though the night that our flag was still there.”

bomb from 1814

Happy 4th of July!

In September of 1814, the British attached Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland.  Francis Scott Key witnessed the attack and wrote a poem describing what he saw.  It became the United States’ National anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.”
fort mchenry

The oversized American flag he saw was sewn by Mary Pickersgill in anticipation of the British attack.  She was paid $405.90 to create the 30 by 42 feet flag.

What are your plans for this Fourth of July?

scavenger hunt

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