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Post Scripts: The Star Spangled Banner

by Joe Snyder

It was 196 years ago this week that the National Anthem was written. During the War of 1812, on Sept. 13, 1814 at the first light of dawn, the British fleet commenced it’s bombardment of Ft. McHenry in Baltimore’s harbor. All day long and into the night the shelling continued, lighting up the sky with explosions of aerial bombs, rockets and mortars.

Watching from a British warship

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