Thursday, June 18, 2009

Our National Anthem Part 2

Last week I did an interview with author, Laurie Lewis, who has written several books about the War of 1812. Did you know that it was during that war that Francis Scott Key wrote the words to The Star Spangled Banner? As I listened to the seven-year-old and three-year-old singing our national anthem on my last posting, I thought you might like to learn more about the circumstances that led up to Key putting pencil to paper and writing such a stirring poem. I found this wonderful video that explained the event very well, and I thought you would like to watch it.

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