The flag was inherited by colonel George Armistead’s widow, who eventually gave small pieces of the flag to several people and other family members as keepsakes and memoirs of the battle. In 1878, a rich history and beauty. Many different symbols had represented America, but it wasn’t until after the War of 1812 and the song that Francis Scott Key wrote to commemorate the flag’s strength and beauty, that the flag began to hold a special place in peoples’ hearts.stockbroker named Eben Appleton inherited the flag. He eventually donated it to the Smithsonian so all the citizens of America could enjoy its
Today people can view the flag at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. or even buy a reproduction of the flag. There are also museums dedicated to the history of the flag across the country. While the original flag took a lot of fire from guns and bombs, its strength and beauty still shines through today. If it weren’t for that huge and beautiful flag waving proudly over the men fighting in the battle below, the United States of America wouldn’t have such a proud national anthem that represents our red, white, and blue.