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Our Enduring Anthem of 1814

The Star-Spangled Banner On September 13, 1814, the lyrics to our national anthem were penned by Francis Scott Key.  An American lawyer, author, and amateur poet from Georgetown and Washington, D.C., he was inspired by witnessing the sight of our … Continue reading

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Birth of an Anthem

Francis Scott Key An American lawyer, author, and amateur poet from Georgetown and Washington D.C., Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to the United States’ national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” During the War of 1812, Key, accompanied by British Prisoner … Continue reading

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