Tag: francis scott key

The Bombs Bursting in the Air

Last night was the Star Spangled Spectacular’s fireworks celebration for the writing of Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner.” Two hundred years to the night, bombs burst in the air over Fort McHenry. As the British bombarded the fort on September 13, 1814, fireworks exploded over Baltimore harbor […]

O’ Say Can You See?

Old Glory at Fort McHenry Baltimore, Maryland Along the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Sitting at the edge of the Patapsco River leading into the Baltimore Harbor is a fort long-established to protect American freedom and rights from the British. The war of 1812 started between the […]