A Star Spangled Celebration

 

American Flag Fireworks *2630

09/13/14 The celebration of the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, MD.

Jordin Sparks *525

[Jordin Sparks sings The National Anthem.]

Biden O'Malley* 469

[Vice President Joe Biden and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley]

Fireworks*3332

Commodore* 40

 

Flag *586

 

Kyle Key *05

[US Army Captain Kyle Key, a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key]

Lindenwald

Van Buren*9573

08/29/14 The library in Lindenwald, home of President Martin Van Buren in Old Kinderhook, NY.

re: the term “OK” . . . the oldest written references result from its use as a slogan by the Democratic party during the American Presidential election of 1840. Their candidate, President Martin Van Buren, was nicknamed ‘Old Kinderhook’ (after his birthplace in New York State), and his supporters formed the ‘OK Club’.