Feb 2, 2010

The Flag that Inspired the Poem

The flag that Francis Scott Key saw during the bombardment is preserved in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The 30 X 42-foot flag has fifteen alternate red and white stripes and fifteen stars for the original 13 states, and Kentucky and Vermont. The flag was made by Mary Young Pickersgill from Baltimore.(http://www.marylandtheseventhstate.com/article1014.html)

Link for flag info: http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/ssbanner.asp

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