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The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from the 1814 poem Defence Of Fort M’Henry written by Francis Scott Key. 92 more words


The Star Spangled Banner

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In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote new words for a well-known drinking song, “To Anacreon in Heaven,” to celebrate America’s recent victory over the British. 282 more words

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Definition #140 (Jeanne from Queens #12) A Poem Emerges

The Star-Spangled Banner took from 1812 to 1931 to become our national anthem.

The lyrics come from a poem written by Francis Scott Key more than a century before, “Defence of Fort McHenry.” He’d spent a night toward the end of the War of 1812 hearing the British navy bombard Baltimore, Maryland. 196 more words


Celebrating National Anthem Day in the U.S.A.

On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional resolution designating “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem of the United States of America. 406 more words


Viral Vid Fun: Two-Year-Old Performs National Anthem, Remembers Words

As various established artists over the years have proven, singing The Star-Spangled Banner at a sporting event is no easy task! Not only does the song have an outrageous range, but the lyrics can prove deadly. 94 more words


Watch Idina Menzel Sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl

Idina Menzel performed the national anthem at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz., tonight. The “Let It Go” singer joins a long list of stars who’ve performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the game, including Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, and, last year, opera singer Renée Fleming.

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Excerpt From My New Novel!

My new novel, A Rebel Among Us, will soon be released. It is the third book in the “Renegade Series” (the first two books are… 1,353 more words