War of 1812

Baltimore, MY – 1812 War

I guess to one degree or another all our wars are part of what makes us American. Thank heavens the war of 1812 only lasted a few years. The photo above is from a display at the museum on the Baltimore harbor. It does seems strange that the perhaps least significant war would product two national songs still being sung. I’d kind of like to change them to something  more endemic to American life.  Maybe Woody Guthrie’s This Land is your land. It seems better fitted to the true character of America…