This day in history - Sept. 13, 1814 - Francis Scott Key pens the  poem originally titled "The Defense of Fort McHenry," which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." The poem was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. #thisdayinhistory #starspangledbanner (Whitney Houston singing Star Spangled Banner)

This day in history - Sept. 13, 1814 - Francis Scott Key pens the poem originally titled "The Defense of Fort McHenry," which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." The poem was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. #thisdayinhistory #starspangledbanner (Whitney Houston singing Star Spangled Banner)

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stock vector : Old USA Flags: Stars and Bars, Star Spangled Banner, Bennington, Betsy Ross, US Civil War, Old Glory

stock vector : Old USA Flags: Stars and Bars, Star Spangled Banner, Bennington, Betsy Ross, US Civil War, Old Glory

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History of American Flag:     For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation's strength and unity. It's been a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. And the American Flag has been a prominent icon in our national history. Here are the highlights of its unique past...

History of American Flag: For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation's strength and unity. It's been a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. And the American Flag has been a prominent icon in our national history. Here are the highlights of its unique past...

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The original Star Spangled Banner:  Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
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U.S. National Anthem Freebie -Sept 13, 2014 is the 200th anniversary of the national anthem!!!!!

U.S. National Anthem Freebie -Sept 13, 2014 is the 200th anniversary of the national anthem!!!!!

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The original War of 1812 Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that would become our national anthem, is among the most treasured artifacts in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington

The original War of 1812 Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that would become our national anthem, is among the most treasured artifacts in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington

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A Fourth of July story about our country's most treasured national flag, the Star-Spangled Banner -  - by Hadley Court blog content contributor, Kim Darden Shaver

A Fourth of July story about our country's most treasured national flag, the Star-Spangled Banner - - by Hadley Court blog content contributor, Kim Darden Shaver

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