Created in Baltimore by Francis Scott Key on September 13, 1814, is the National Anthem of the United States of America. You may remember hearing it before the start of a sporting event or at school! The lyrics are: O say can you see, by the dawn’s light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there; O say does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
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