Diary

200th Anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner"

This weekend (Sat/Sun) is the 200th anniversary of the battle of Fort McHenry, the origin of “The Star-Spangled Banner” poem.  This is a good time to remember out National anthem.

Below are links to a couple of music renditions.   I failed to find an acceptable, all-verse vocal.  I find the 4th verse at least as inspiring as the first.

http://www.music.army.mil/music/play.asp?TheStarSpangledBanner_BandAndChorus.mp3 (first verse)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAYPN-1Yjt0 (First and 4th verses)

Don’t forget to fly your flag.  It does NOT have to have 15 stars/15 stripes (like the Star Spangled Banner had).

http://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/