American Legion to raise replica Fort McHenry flag Friday


This is the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the "Star-Spangled Banner". (Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Instutition)

HALEYVILLE - American Legion Whitehead Post 33 in Haleyville will raise a replica of the flag that flew over Fort McHenry which inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star Spangled Banner” on Friday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m., 204 years to the date when the flag was run up over the Fort confirming that the post had not been destroyed by the British during the War of 1812.
All interested persons are welcome to come out to see this tribute to our nation’s history.


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