#179 Land of the Free & Home of the Brave

#179 Land of the Free & Home of the Brave
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The his­to­ry of “The Star-​Spangled Ban­ner” — the nation­al anthem of the USA — is fas­ci­nat­ing. Of spe­cial note is that Fran­cis Scott Key actu­al­ly penned an amper­sand in the phrase “o’er the land of the free & the home of the brave.” Good going, Frank!

Devel­op­ment of this post has been sus­pend­ed until time allows for a com­pre­hen­sive com­pi­la­tion of sto­ries and images. (One sur­pris­ing fact unfold­ed after anoth­er dur­ing research.) You will be noti­fied when Amper­Art #179 Land of the Free & Home of the Brave is updat­ed, most like­ly mid-2022. 

In the mean­time, read about the restora­tion and preser­va­tion of the orig­i­nal flag at Smith­son­ian Mag­a­zine. The flag wav­ing over Fort McKen­na in the recent pho­to is a repli­ca of the actu­al flag wit­nessed by Frances Scott Key on Sep­tem­ber 14, 1812, inspir­ing “The Star-​Spangled Ban­ner” which offi­cial­ly became the nation­al anthem of the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca in 1931.

Hap­py 4th of July

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