Commemorating the War of 1812, which gave us Francis Scott Key’s ode to the Battle of Fort McHenry — also known as the Star Spangled Banner, [and] summer of 1814, it was the turning point of the war,
“It was the force that pushed the American side to really come out and push for the victory that culminated in the battle of New Orleans with Andrew Jackson a few months later.”
[W]e don’t celebrate The War of 1812 because we started it to get back Canada, which we wound up losing for a second time [culminating] in the burning of Washington, the new Capital.
[However], that event cemented the union and the democracy. It’s an incredible piece of our history.”