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stock vector : Old USA Flags: Stars and Bars, Star Spangled Banner, Bennington, Betsy Ross, US Civil War, Old Glory

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Star-Spangled Banner and Flag House - Baltimore Maryland - Photo by Laureen Miles Brunelli

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The original "Star Spangled Banner" that flew over Fort McHenry.

This day in history - Sept. 13, 1814 - Francis Scott Key pens the poem originally titled "The Defense of Fort McHenry," which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." The poem was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. #thisdayinhistory #starspangledbanner (Whitney Houston singing Star Spangled Banner)

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The Star-Spangled Banner - Complete Lyrics - Free to Print | 2014 is the bicentennial of this famous poem, written by Francis Scott Key as "Defence of Fort McHenry" in 1814.

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