Jun 29, 2018
Stat: The flag that inspired our national anthem has 15 stars and stripes.
Story: It flew over Fort McHenry in the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. And after the fight, it was what Francis Scott Key was looking for when he asked, â€œOh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave.â€ It was, and it continues to inspire Americans today in the Smithsonian Institutionâ€™s National Museum of American History in Washington. Host Dan LeDuc went there to talk to curator Jennifer Jones about the history of perhaps our most famous flag.