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During the 1980's, I visited the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution(NMAH). At that time, they had on display the inspiration for our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. This is the flag that flew over Fort McHenry when the British attacked it on Sept. 13, 1814. Francis Scott Key, a lawyer, had boarded a British ship to try to secure the release of a doctor held prisoner by the British. Key was not able get off the ship before the British fleet started attacking Ft. McHenry. When the bombing stopped, Key looked out and saw this flag flying defiantly over the fort and wrote down his feelings in a poem that would eventually become our national anthem.
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