Message of the Day – A Mural

Found above the stairwell on the way down to the lunchroom at McHenry West High School is this mural of the night that Francis Scott Key wrote our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.

As usual, you can click to enlarge the image.

A Col. Skinner was on the ship with Key as he wrote the words on September 14, 1814, in Baltimore’s harbor.

We’d like to think we were related since we are from Maryland.

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