A monument to Francis Scott Key, the author of the Star Spangled Banner, was vandalized in Baltimore this week. Vandals spray painted words including “racist anthem” on the statue.
The Fox News Insider reports:
Vandals Deface Statue of National Anthem Author F.S. Key in Baltimore
Baltimore’s monument to the man who wrote the “Star-Spangled Banner” was defaced Tuesday night, with the words “Racist Anthem” scrawled in black.
The phrase was written at the base of the concrete and marble Francis Scott Key monument. Besides the black lettering, the structure was splashed with red and black paint.
On the ground near the monument, words from the third stanza of Key’s famous poem were painted in black, according to the Baltimore Sun: “No refuge could save, hireling or slave, from terror of flight, or gloom of grave.”
Police are investigating, but they’ve yet to identify any suspects.
Key penned what is now the national anthem while he was held captive by the British during the War of 1812.
The Key incident comes a few weeks after a monument to Christopher Columbus was vandalized in Baltimore and a week after the city removed four monuments honoring Confederate leaders.
Here’s a local video report:
The left seems determined to let people now they have no respect for America’s heritage.