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FINALLY AND OFFICIALLY, ‘STAR-SPANGLED BANNER’ BECAME AMERICA’S NATIONAL ANTHEM 90 YEARS AGO TODAY

The overwhelming majority of living Americans cannot remember a time when the Star-Spangled Banner” was not our national anthem.  Francis Scott Key watched the British pound Maryland’s Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 and then wrote about that moment in history in a poem originally titled “The Defence of Fort McHenry.” A newspaper in Baltimore published the work on September 14, 1814, and he later changed the name to […]