Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Legacy of War
Anticipating Baltimore would be next, Americans rallied to its defense. When smoke cleared from the British assault there September 14, Francis Scott Key saw the American flag flying over Fort McHenry. The sign of victory inspired Key to write the "Star-Spangled Banner," immortalizing the flag in words that became America's national anthem.
The flag that represented America's pride and resilience in the War of 1812 is exhibited here—an enduring symbol of the nation's identity and ideals.
In triumph shall wave
O're the Land of the Free,
and the Home of the Brave.
Erected 2014 by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 53.478′ N, 77° 1.803′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Click for map. The marker is in front of the National Museum of American History on the National Mall. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Keeping it Green (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Workers to Environment (about 400 feet away); The Division (about 700 feet away); Our Tax Dollars (about 800 feet away); Completing the Triangle (approx. 0.2 miles away); U. S. Post Office Department (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colossal Head 4 (replica) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arts and Artists (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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