Baltimore celebrated the 205th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner on Saturday.
The anniversary was marked at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.
Francis Scott Key wrote the poem on Sept. 14, 1814, after the U.S. successfully defended the fort from the British at the Battle of Baltimore during the war of 1812.
Baltimore has celebrated "Defenders' Day" every year since.
Key's poem, originally called "The Defense of Fort McHenry," was put to music and became the National Anthem in 1931.