Today is a day to honor and give thanks to those who fought and died during the American Revolutionary War and during the War of 1812.
We gained our independence from the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) and then we secured our independence through the War of 1812 (1812-1815). Both these wars played a vital role to our independence.
The American Revolutionary War began as a civil war and then escalated into a world war. It was at the end of 1775 that our Patriot militia had full control in all thirteen colonies and it was on July 4, 1776 that America declared her independence.
The War of 1812 was essential and crucial for America and it was through this war that America confirmed and secured her independence.
Our national anthem was adopted by congress in 1931 from the poem created by Francis Scott
Key on September 14, 1814 as he witnessed the attack of Fort McHenry.
I'd like to thank our heroes for everything they did and all of their sacrifices. I'm proud to be an
American and happy to know that some of my ancestors served our country in these testing times.
Link to hear our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner:
Link to The Star-Spangled Banner lyrics and sheet music: