Aug 3, 2017
In the morning, as the mist clears, Francis Scott Key witnesses the raising of the ceremonial American flag above the fort. The British had not taken Fort McHenry during the night and retreated to beyond artillery range. Francis Scott Key, inspired to commemorate the victory, begins writing a poem to the tune of a familiar drinking song.
That poem you know as "The Star-Spangled Banner." But what do you really know about Francis Scott Key? And what about the song's next verse? That’s today, on Signal Cannon.