by David Collins
Most of us know that Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the Star Spangled Banner while being held prisoner aboard a ship on the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812. But there was much more to this man than the words to one song. As a child, Francis learned the Bible. He grew to manhood with a strong Christian faith guiding his actions and thoughts. The life of Francis Scott Key was lived in service to God. He sowed seeds of faith to his family and friends all his life. The beauty of his words and the example of his Christian life allow us to appreciate him today.
Ages 12 and up