By Dawn's Early Light
Curt Stevens and Lucy take an amazing trip in the Imagination Station back to the year 1812. They witness the British General Robert Ross’s tragic capture and torching of Washington, D.C., the British Admiral George Cockburn’s epic bombardment of Fort McHenry, and the composition of our national anthem by a young lawyer named Francis Scott Key.
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- Lucy said she doesn’t understand all the fuss over flag burning. Do you?
- Explain your answer.
- Why did we fight the War of 1812?
- Name some other examples of how God "preserv'd us a nation."
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|Miss Medloff||Lucy Cunningham-Schultz|
|Frank Stevens||Curt Stevens|
|Mr. Schultz||Lucy Cunningham-Schultz|
|Connie Kendall||John Whittaker|
- This episode was written in response to all the flag burning that took place around the U.S. during this period.
- The name "Cockburn" is pronounced by the actors in this episode the way it's written, with a hard "ck" sound in the middle of the word. However, the British pronounce the name as "Coburn" — without the hard "ck" sound.
QuotesMajor George Armistead: We'll never surrender. Do you hear? Never! <bomb explodes>
Curt Stevens: Whoa! I don't think they heard you, Major.
Lucy Cunningham-Schultz: I mean a flag is just a piece of cloth. And the First Amendment does guarantee free expression.
Curt Stevens: It does?
Lucy Cunningham-Schultz: <beat> Yes, Curt.
Curt Stevens: British? Hey, I'm not British. Do I sound British to you? I don't even like English muffins!