Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine, Baltimore, Maryland, US -- during the Battle of Baltimore, September the valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner.
Star-Spangled Banner at the National Museum of American History. The original Star-Spangled Banner, which flew over Fort McHenry in 1814 & inspired the words of our National Anthem, hangs in Flag Hall of the National Museum of American History.
While being held captive aboard a British flag-ship at dawn on September 14 during the war of Francis Scott Key penned the words to the "Star-Spangled Banner," the poem that would become the lyrics to the U.
In this 1993 photo from Smithsonian Archives, the flag is shown inside the museum's center hall. Today, it's in a special low-light chamber where you can see it 364 days per year.
The Star Spangled Banner: Word Search Activity
The Star Spangled Banner: How about discussing the The Star Spangled Banner with your students. Students may sing the national anthem for the United States or hear it sung at important events, but do they really know what the words mean?