Shortly before the War of 1812, a new flag was created after 2 new states were added to the Union. The flag, consisting of 15 stars and 15 stripes waved over Fort McHenry when the British Navy attacked on the night of September 13, 1814. Francis Scott Key was a hostage on the British Frigate “Surprise”. All night he watched the gallant defense of Fort McHenry. In the first pale streaks of dawn he saw that the flag still proudly waved over the ramparts and was inspired to write the words of our National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” Made in the USA.
- Measures 3 x 5'.
- Embroidered stars and sewn stripes.
- 100% Bulldog Cotton.
- Brass Grommets