National Anthem Day – March 3rd
Francis Scott Key wrote the “Defense of Fort McHenry” on September 14th, 1814 during the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. The battle was heavily favored on the British side and when the morning came after a long bombardment overnight, the American flag still flew over the fort. President Herbert Hoover declared the Star Spangled Banner our National Anthem on March 3rd, 1931 and has served in that capacity ever since.
How to celebrate – Sing the Star Spangled Banner today. Visit Fort McHenry in Maryland. Be proud you are American.