Category Archives: Banner Moments

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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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 #2—Oct. 3, 1787—First Documented Performance of the Melody

Banner Moments History Series (forward / back) While “The Anacreontic Song” was written in 1775 or ’76, The London Times (which believe it or not reported and reviewed Anacreontic Society meetings) did not start publishing until ten years later, so … Continue reading

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

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