03 July 2014

Happy Independence Day Part II

Here's wishing everyone celebrating a happy and safe American Independence Day.

In addition, I have learned–or rather, been reminded–that 2014 is the bicentennial of the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” by Francis Scott Key, which we know better as the lyrics of our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.

So while you’re out watching the rockets’ red glare, and perhaps raising a glass to Anacreon in Heaven, give ol’ Frank a toast, too.