A patriotic year converges on this uber-patriotic day.
2014 marks the 200th Anniversary of the National Anthem and June 14 is Flag Day, which honors the symbol that inspired it.
At the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, for the first time, the actual flag from the War of 1812 is displayed with the original manuscript of the “Star Spangled Banner” in Francis Scott Key`s quill and ink scratch.
Historians say the song didn’t have the most respectable inspiration.
Flag Day is celebrate d this day because its when the continental congress first issued the U.S. flag in 1777, but after 237 years, the memory begins to dim a bit.
Happy Flag Day, ya`ll!