Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Oh Say Can You See


From the National Museum Of American History, this is the flag that was flying over Fort McHenry after a victory by America over the British in the War of 1812. Francis Scott Key saw it and was inspired to write The Star Spangled Banner. They've been restoring it for a while, and keep it in a very dark room. Tourists can view it, but photography is not allowed. Don't ask me how I got this photo, I'm not allowed to say. Notice the fifteen stripes. There are also 15 stars, but you can't really tell that in this picture.

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