Francis Scott Key looked up on the morning after the English bombarded Fort McHenry, saw the American flag still flying, and thought, “’Tis the star-spangled banner – O long may it wave.” She’s still waving more than two centuries later in the images below, taken on prior Independence Days.
Above, a historic version of the flag is waving on the Pride of Baltimore, which actually was sailing by that Maryland Fort where the National Anthem was inspired. Below, she’s waving on a Pride of Brooklin classic truck, actually driving down Naskeag Road, where a wonderful Town celebration was inspired:
Happy 4th! (Brooklin, Maine)