Today is the anniversary of our National Anthem. As morning rose over Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key penned the poem while captive on a British warship anchored off the coast of Baltimore, Maryland. Most of us know the story, but for a reminder, a visit to Wikipedia is useful.
Are you confused over what to do at the ballgame when the National Anthem is played? For a review, see this article I wrote about the proper protocol for the National Anthem as dictated by the United States Code.