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What So Proudly We Hailed by Marc Leepson

Marc Leepson is a Vietnam veteran, historian, journalist, author of eight books, editor of this web page, and arts editor of The VVA Veteran. With… 417 more words


Hymnspiration: America the Beautiful (Part 2)

Today’s article is the conclusion of the history of beloved American hymn America the Beautiful.  In case you missed Part 1 you can read it… 1,645 more words


To be honest...I love the words to the Star-Spangled Banner (All of them)

The Forgotten Verses of“The Star-Spangled Banner”

In 1814, the poet and lyricist Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” originally known as “Defense of Fort M’Henry.” During the War of 1812, Key witnessed the burning of Washington and wrote the words based on his experiences this night. 466 more words

'The Star-Spangled Banner' Author Might Have Been Tone Death

The author of the “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which will ring out at thousands of baseball games and parades across the United States this Independence Day weekend, may have been tone deaf, according to a new biography. 431 more words

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Happy Independence Day! #MusicEdition

Happy Independence Day! Idealistic Ambitions’ would like to send a special thank you to all the troops! Have a blessed day!


The Star-Spangled Banner - Whitney Houston (1991)

On today, the 4th of July, national pride soars the highest when we hear the national anthem. ‘The Star- Spangled Banner’ is itself a 1814 mix up of American and British popular culture. 573 more words