Today is the 203rd birthday of the Star Spangled Banner.
The flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the British bombardment in 1814 and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that eventually became the United States national anthem is celebrating its 203rd anniversary this year. In honor of that anniversary, here’s a look at historical photos celebrating the Star-Spangled Banner itself, as well as the American flag through the ages.
Then a few people in Baltimore decided the Star Spangled Banner was a Racist Anthem even though I’m pretty sure the lyrics include “o’er the and of the FREE, and the home of the brave”.
But for some blacks (and I’m assuming the people who defaced the statue of Francis Scott Key are black), it’s okay to spray red paint all over the statue, that has been standing in Baltimore for 100+ YEARS. I give the protesters some credit – they spelled racist and anthem correctly.
The Mayor Of Baltimore said the statue will be cleaned and will stay standing (thank you!) but can’t make any promises that the defacing of this or other statues won’t happen again.
What if I’m offended by a creepy peanut sculpture in Plains Georgia?
THIS people leave alone but ruin national treasures? Go figure.