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After one of his friends was captured by the British Francis Scott Key went to where Dr.Williams Beanes was located on a ship to negotiate his release.
If you let Dr.William Beans go i will take his place.
The British Wouldn't let Key and Beanes go until after they bombarded Fort McHenry.
No need to do that we will let both you go after we take care of business.
Kay watched the bombing campaign unfold from aboard a ship eight miles away.
After a dat the British were unable to destroy the fort and gave up.
24 hours later
Let's get outta here!!! We can't beat them!! :(
Key was relived to see the American flag still flying over the fort and quickly penned a few lines in tribute to what he just witnessed.
Phew the flags still there
The Star Spangled Banner was originally called, " The Defense of Fort McHenry." Its set to the tune "To Anacreon in Heaven."
The Defense of Fort McHenry