A program celebrating the 200th anniversary of the writing of the "Star Spangled Banner" is planned at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Old Academy on the Town Hall Green.

The free program is sponsored by the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the U.S. Daughters of 1812, Connecticut Society.

Francis Scott Key penned the song that now is the national anthem on Sept. 14, 1814. The DAR chapter said the program would include discussion of the meaning behind the lyrics, why it was written and why it still has meaning today.

Children who attend will receive an American flag, the DAR said.