Celebrate today by proudly flying the flag. Also listen to and sing the Star-Spangled Banner.
Key wrote the song as he was detained as a prisoner of war during the war of 1812. As the bombardment of a small fort on the new America was taking place he watched to see if the flag of America was still flying over Fort McHenry. The song The Star Spangled Banner was written on September 14 but was celebrated March 3rd the day that Congress made it the national Anthem;