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Banner Moment #7—March 3, 1931—Key’s Song Made Official U.S. Anthem by Congress

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Banner Moment #6: Jan. 8, 1917—Key’s Song Named “National Anthem” of U.S. Military

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Banner Moments #5: Holmes Adds Civil War Verse to Anthem

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Seven Surprising Star-Spangled Facts

Key had a father who fought in George Washington’s Continental Army, but an uncle who was a British loyalist. Key was deeply religious and had considered a career as a minister instead of a lawyer. Key and his wife Mary … Continue reading

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Banner Moment #4: Inspiration—Key Witnesses American Victory (& History)

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Banner Moment #3—August 19, 1813—Garrison Flag Delivered to Fort McHenry

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Banner Moment #1—August 1, 1779—Francis Scott Key is Born

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