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Business Wire
Fall Voyage Salutes U.S. History with Visits to Iconic SitesMcHenry, where the War of 1812 saw a 25-hour battle with the British, from whic
Fall Voyage Salutes U.S. History with Visits to Iconic Sites
Business Wire / Posted an hour ago
McHenry, where the War of 1812 saw a 25-hour battle with the British, from which the American flag emerged and inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the “The Star-Spangled Banner”; The battlefield at Gettysburg, where soldiers fought the largest... Read more
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Bay Weekly
Wedding Day Memoriesthe honeymoon I took her to an apartment in Connecticut and left for a three-mo
Wedding Day Memories
Bay Weekly / Posted 13 days ago
the honeymoon I took her to an apartment in Connecticut and left for a three-month deployment on the nuclear submarine USS Francis Scott Key SSBN 657. For that three months, our only communication was one-way from her to me (four family grams).... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Sandy Hastie: Life under the seawith the cold war with Russia was becoming more intense. Soon came Sandy’s ris
Sandy Hastie: Life under the sea
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 13 days ago
with the cold war with Russia was becoming more intense. Soon came Sandy’s rise to commanding officer aboard the Francis Scott Key for a five-year tour, two years longer than a normal time span. The extension came at his own request. He... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Key Brewing Co. brings craft style to Dundalkbars now, Key will also start canning this weekend. Given their proximity to F
Key Brewing Co. brings craft style to Dundalk
Baltimore Sun / Posted 14 days ago
bars now, Key will also start canning this weekend. Given their proximity to Fort McHenry, they chose Key as a nod to Francis Scott Key, but also for its simplicity. “We wanted something to celebrate Maryland without getting too crazy,” said... Read more
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Marshalltown Times-Republican
CCC-POW group to host famed re-enactorBopp's website. "Bopp enters as a soldier from the Revolutionary War; tells the
CCC-POW group to host famed re-enactor
Marshalltown Times-Republican / Posted 19 days ago
Bopp's website. "Bopp enters as a soldier from the Revolutionary War; tells the story of "The Star-Spangled Banner" as Francis Scott Key; relates the Battle of Belleau Wood from W.W. I; tells a first-hand account of D-Day from W.W. II; and... Read more
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Waxahachie Daily Light
Spotlight on history: The Star-Spangled Bannerto come into Baltimore harbor and attack Fort McHenry.President Madison asks a
Spotlight on history: The Star-Spangled Banner
Waxahachie Daily Light / Posted 21 days ago
to come into Baltimore harbor and attack Fort McHenry.President Madison asks a young Georgetown attorney by the name of Francis Scott Key to seek a release of a prominent physician, Dr. Beanes, who had been taken captive. While on the British... Read more
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Pleasanton Express
Behind the Badgeconflicts and struggles the coming generations face, I am confident that they w
Behind the Badge
Pleasanton Express / Posted 21 days ago
conflicts and struggles the coming generations face, I am confident that they will, as we have, triumph over adversity. As Francis Scott Key, the author of the “Star Spangled Banner” wrote after watching Ft. McHenry come under withering attack for... Read more
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Breitbart
University of Houston Professor: Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem Glosses Over ‘Racist History’also took issue with the lyrics to the Star-Spangled Banner as well. In the thi
University of Houston Professor: Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem Glosses Over ‘Racist History’
Breitbart / Posted 22 days ago
also took issue with the lyrics to the Star-Spangled Banner as well. In the third stanza of the anthem, Francis Scott-Key, the author of the poem that was eventually set to music and adopted as the National Anthem, Horne... Read more
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Raw Story
Are you ready for some hard truths about the birth of our nation? Brace yourself.of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave, O’er the lan
Are you ready for some hard truths about the birth of our nation? Brace yourself.
Raw Story / Posted 22 days ago
of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave. Francis Scott Key, author of the “Star Spangled Banner” lyrics, was himself a slave owner and hard core white supremacist.... Read more
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Boise Weekly
Why Did We Start Using Fireworks to Celebrate the Fourth of July?"Star Spangled Banner" made the rocket’s red glare part of America’s national i
Why Did We Start Using Fireworks to Celebrate the Fourth of July?
Boise Weekly / Posted 23 days ago
"Star Spangled Banner" made the rocket’s red glare part of America’s national iconology. The song was penned of course by Francis Scott Key to mark the British assault on Fort McHenry in Baltimore in 1814. The British used military rockets as part... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
What does freedom mean to you? Metro Detroiters sound offand the right to assemble and bear arms — became known as "the land of the free
What does freedom mean to you? Metro Detroiters sound off
Detroit Free Press / Posted 23 days ago
and the right to assemble and bear arms — became known as "the land of the free, and the home of the brave" in 1814, when Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner," following a battle in the War of 1812. More than a century later, Key's... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Fun facts about America’s national anthem1812 was declared by the United States to set right some of the issues that wer
Fun facts about America’s national anthem
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 25 days ago
1812 was declared by the United States to set right some of the issues that were not resolved after the Revolutionary War. Francis Scott Key was an American lawyer at the time of this war, negotiating for the release of an American hostage being... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Journal Junction for July 2in a straight forward, traditional way without the high pitched wailing some "a
Journal Junction for July 2
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 25 days ago
in a straight forward, traditional way without the high pitched wailing some "artists" seem to think it should be rendered. Francis Scott Key would be shaking his head to hear the way his words are mutilated these days. From Charles Town: I would... Read more
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Clovis News Journal
Freedom something to celebrateto celebrate with fireworks, which may act as a post traumatic stress disorder
Freedom something to celebrate
Clovis News Journal / Posted 25 days ago
to celebrate with fireworks, which may act as a post traumatic stress disorder trigger, it is important that we do. “Francis Scott Key wrote the words of our national anthem, while sitting in a boat watching his versions of fireworks, gun... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
How much do you know about national anthem?list of common misconceptions about the song. Here's eight of them. Click on t
How much do you know about national anthem?
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 25 days ago
list of common misconceptions about the song. Here's eight of them. Click on the myth number for more detail. Myth No. 1: Francis Scott Key was held prisoner aboard a British ship during the bombardment of Baltimore when he penned what would... Read more
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The Dalles Chronicle
Editorial: America celebrates 240 yearsthe design for a class project. He was one of three to submit the version that
Editorial: America celebrates 240 years
The Dalles Chronicle / Posted 26 days ago
the design for a class project. He was one of three to submit the version that was accepted and remains in use today. • Francis Scott Key authored “The Star Spangled Banner,” our national anthem, in 1814. He was inspired to write the lyrics... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Oh say, how much do you know about the national anthem?a list of common misconceptions about the song. Here's eight of them. Click on
Oh say, how much do you know about the national anthem?
Detroit Free Press / Posted 26 days ago
a list of common misconceptions about the song. Here's eight of them. Click on the myth number for more detail. MYTH #1: Francis Scott Key was held prisoner aboard a British ship during the bombardment of Baltimore when he penned what would... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Moak: Displaying Old Glory — do's and don'ts(The law allows flags to fly 24 hours a day at several specific locations, such
Moak: Displaying Old Glory — do's and don'ts
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 26 days ago
(The law allows flags to fly 24 hours a day at several specific locations, such as Fort McHenry in Baltimore, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the National Anthem.) The flag should never be used for “wearing apparel, bedding or... Read more
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Bay Weekly
A Buoy Marks the Spotwhere The Star-Spangled Banner was born. Aboard a ship during the British bomba
A Buoy Marks the Spot
Bay Weekly / Posted 27 days ago
where The Star-Spangled Banner was born. Aboard a ship during the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem that became our national anthem to celebrate the flag’s overnight survival: Now it catches... Read more
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The Mercury News
Five fun Fourth of July factsJuly, but rather America's 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, in 1872. 3. The St
Five fun Fourth of July facts
The Mercury News / Posted 28 days ago
July, but rather America's 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, in 1872. 3. The Star-Spangled Banner was originally a poem by Francis Scott Key titled, "The Defence of Fort McHenry," penned after he witnessed that Maryland fort bombarded by the... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Live from Studio 435: White MysteryFrancis Scott Key White, Justin Kaufmann and Miss Alex White Miss Alex White a
Live from Studio 435: White Mystery
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 29 days ago
Francis Scott Key White, Justin Kaufmann and Miss Alex White Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White of the great local, garage-rock duo White Mystery join Justin in-studio to talk about their career, when they decided to live a life in music,... Read more
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Duke University
The Challenges of Performing the National Anthemit’s very impressive,” said Dunn, who is a former professional opera singer. “
The Challenges of Performing the National Anthem
Duke University / Posted 30 days ago
it’s very impressive,” said Dunn, who is a former professional opera singer. “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key in Baltimore in 1814 as a poem after seeing the American forces repel the British attack on Fort McHenry.... Read more

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