Independence Day - July 4, 2021

This is an awesome video on the origin of our National Anthem . . .

The video tells the story of Francis Scott Key as he witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry from British ships in the Chesapeake. I have to tell you I got a lump in my throat a couple of times while watching this one. Key, of course wrote the words to the Anthem. The tune was taken from an old English-originated folk march.

Happy Independence Day - we’re celebrating at home with some simple grilled tenderloin (Filet Mignon) steaks and a nice salad. No fireworks because dogs. We hope everyone enjoys the celebration on this extended weekend.

Hat tip to Braden at Langley Outdoors Academy for showing this video to us a few weeks ago.


  1. drjim said,

    July 3, 2021 @ 22:25:54

    I knew some of that, but not all of it. Thanks for posting, and hoping you two have a very happy Independence Day!

  2. CapnBob said,

    July 4, 2021 @ 10:38:19

    Thanks, DrJim. Happy Independence Day to you and yours.

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