Colorful Stars & Stripes over Fort McHenry

When dawn broke in the morning…

Colorful Stars and Stripes

…at “the dawn’s early light” – Francis Scott Key could see the flag still flying over the fort. He was inspired by the sight to begin penning the words to The Star Spangled Banner that, of course, became the National Anthem of our United States of America. Click HERE for more detail.

Fort McHenry Parade Ground

Star Fort Parade Ground within the Ramparts

Fort McHenry Parade Ground by Bill Swartwout Photography

The Stars and Stripes flies over the parade ground in the central area of the star fort at the Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore, Maryland. Count the number of stars in the flag. That is the number of states in the United States of America at the time of the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. Click HERE for more detail.