The Broderick in the distance as Detroiters cross the street, possibly headed to Hudson's. Hudson's draped the largest American flag in the country along Woodward Avenue each year. One of the modernized entrances in that replaced the familiar revolving doors. The Hudson's store in early , after it closed but still looking dignified. Hudson's undergoes one of several expansions in the late s.
Hudson's Department Store - Old photos gallery — Historic Detroit
Seeing the flag during the battle inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem " Defence of Fort M'Henry ", which, retitled with the flag's name from the closing lines of the first stanza and set to the tune of " To Anacreon in Heaven " by John Stafford Smith , later became the national anthem of the United States. More broadly, a garrison flag is a U. Army term for an extra-large national flag that is flown on Sundays, holidays, and special occasions. Navy term is "holiday colors". With fifteen stripes, the Star-Spangled Banner remains the only official American flag to bear more than thirteen stripes. In Baltimore's preparation for an expected attack on the city, Fort McHenry was made ready to defend the city's harbor. Stricker and Commodore Joshua Barney placed an order with a prominent Baltimorean flagmaker for two oversized American Flags.
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