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  1. The poem was set to the tune of a popular British song written by John Stafford Smith, and renamed “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “The Star-Spangled Banner” was recognized for official use by the Navy in , and by President Woodrow Wilson in , and was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, , which was.
  2. Lucy Monroe, known as the Star-Spangled Soprano, served as a counterweight to Smith and first rose to prominence as the nation’s most famous anthem singer after she debuted at the Legion’s national convention in New York. Monroe regularly performed for the nation’s troops and at Yankee Stadium, singing the song thousands of times.
  3. Mar 02,  · Throughout the 19th century, “The Star-Spangled Banner” was regarded as the national anthem by most branches of the U.S. armed forces and other groups, but it was not until , and the.
  4. Lucy Monroe was the headliner and her duties included singing The National Anthem at opening and closing ceremonies each day. During this busy period of her career, an unnamed publicist christened her “The Star-Spangled Soprano.” The Star Spangled Banner was adopted by .
  5. Complete version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" showing spelling and punctuation from Francis Scott Key's manuscript in the Maryland Historical Society collection. O say can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight.
  6. The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics: Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light / What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming / Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the.
  7. Mar 01,  · "The Star-Spangled Banner is a symbol of American history that ranks with the Statue of Liberty and the Charters of Freedom," says Brent D. Glass, the museum's director.
  8. "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the official national anthem of the United States of America. Its famed lyricist, Francis Scott Key (–), was a lawyer and amateur poet when he wrote it. The poem he wrote was entitled "Defence of Fort M'Henry," and it described how the British Navy bombarded the said fort during the War of Independence.
  9. The basics. Like so many famous songs of yore, "The Star-Spangled Banner" started as a poem, called “The Defence of Fort McHenry.” It was written by Francis Scott Key in during the War of.

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