army veteran Tom Stetzler of Staples plays “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” on his harmonica.

Remembering on the Fourth of July

A number of area residents attended a ceremony at the Staples All Veterans & Community  Park on July 4, which included a paver dedication, celebration of the park’s new eagle sculpture and granite sign, music and remarks by military veteran Charles R. Poulton (pictured above). Poulton spoke about the history of the United State’s National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” written by Francis Scott Key in 1814, after witnessing the flag still flying triumphantly following the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.


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