Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” (Facts)

This weekend marks the 200th anniversary of the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” (our nation’s ‘national anthem’). Over the years, many debates have surrounded Francis Scott Key and the writing of our national anthem, which started out as a poem…
-Fact: The national anthem is more of a hymn than a celebration of war.
-The American flag that inspired Francis Scott Key during the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814 is NOT the original flag on display at the Smithsonian.
-Francis Scott Key’s poem (or what we call our National Anthem) was set to music… to the tune of a British drinking song. (True)
-Francis Scott Key’s battle anthem was later adopted by Congress as the official
U.S. national anthem in 1931 – over 100 years after it was penned.

Check out more ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ facts…
The Star-Spangled Banner: 5 myths http://goo.gl/fJLhxy
Flag and Anthem: http://starspangled200.org/History/Pages/FlagandAnthem.aspx

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm