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  • The American Flag Daily: Flag History: Two More Stripes

    06/27/2014 5:53:29 AM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 27, 2014 | JasonZ
    While the number of stars in the United States flag has changed 27 times through history, from the placing of 13 stars in the original "Betsy Ross" flag to today's 50-star variant (in place for almost 54 years, the longest of all American flags), the number of stripes has only changed twice. The number was increased from 13 to 15 stripes in 1795 (along with 15 stars) upon the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union. Following the admission of five more states, the number of stripes was reduced back to 13 in 1820 to honor the original 13...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Star-Spangled Banner and Florida Statehood

    03/03/2014 7:17:34 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 3, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this day, March 3, 1931, the Star-Spangled Banner was officially adopted as the national anthem of the United States, more than 100 years after it was first written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812. Today, we raise the 15-star flag used in the Battle of Fort McHenry which was the inspiration for Key's poem and eventual anthem. We also honor Florida, which became the 27th state in the Union in 1845, after being purchased from Spain in 1819.
  • Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It

    02/28/2014 8:25:06 PM PST · by Kartographer · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/6/13 | mona rose
    The story of how our national anthem came to be. This is a story every American should hear. It's a little lengthy, but I'm sure it'll be worth your time
  • The American Flag Daily: The Stars And Stripes Increased

    01/13/2014 4:28:36 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 13, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1794, President George Washington signed a measure making the first changes to the American flag, by ordering the stars and stripes to be increased by two each, to symbolize the admissions of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union. The 15-star, 15-stripe flag would remain the standard for the United States for 23 years, until the admission of five more states would bring the next changes to the flag, reverting the number of stripes to a permanent 13 but increasing the stars for each state admitted thereafter.
  • National Anthem - Star Spangled Banner in "hard rock"

    01/12/2014 3:00:48 PM PST · by workerbee · 21 replies
    A link sent to me by a family member. A unique rendition of the national anthem and worth the listen, IMO.
  • The American Flag Daily: The Treaty Of Ghent

    12/24/2013 3:28:13 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 5 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 24, 2013 | FlagBearer
    On December 24, 1814, the Treaty Of Ghent was signed in the Netherlands by delegates from the United States and Great Britain, beginning the process of ending the War of 1812. While signalling the end of the war, the treaty still had to be ratified by Congress and Parliament (which would come in February 1815), and several battles fought before peace was established, including the Battle of New Orleans, which would take place on January 8, 1815.
  • Freeping Needed (Professor Kevin Blackistone, who hates the Star Spangled Banner)

    11/09/2013 3:13:57 PM PST · by tom h · 18 replies
    Self ^ | 11/10/2013 | Vanity (via the Blaze)
    Professor Kevin Blackistone at U Maryland is an ESPN panelist who thinks the Star-Spangled Banner is a "war anthem" and other insults. Video of this jerk follows: Blackistone vid
  • Madison Rising - The Star Spangled Banner (very cool rendition)

    07/03/2012 10:26:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The band is hoping to get one million people to view its rock version of the “Star Spangled Banner” by November 6th (election day). Also, group members are encouraging fans to download the music file and to add it to their music collections and mp3 players.
  • Star spangled banner challenge

    06/30/2012 10:44:20 AM PDT · by jneesy · 6 replies
    Let's show Press and Tosh - and everyone else - that we still believe in this country and our National Anthem. Take the Challenge: Help Madison Rising reach 1 million views & downloads by Election Day (November 6th).
  • AND DON'T FORGET THE WORDS (Star Spangled Banner)

    12/01/2011 6:01:18 AM PST · by shortstop · 13 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 12/01/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Just sing the song. This is an open letter to anybody who has the honor of publicly performing the Star Spangled Banner. Just sing the song. Don’t disrespect it, or your country, by turning a moment to honor the United States into an opportunity for you to show off. Because when you sing this song, it’s not about you, it’s about the song. Don’t ever forget that. And don’t go along with the current trend of turning the National Anthem into a glitzy star vehicle for so-called artists trying to get publicity and sell records. Because it’s become embarrassing. You...
  • The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics By Francis Scott Key 1814

    07/04/2011 4:51:41 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 19 replies
    USA Flag Site ^ | 1814 | By Francis Scott Key
    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 thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,...
  • National Anthem Has Four Great Stanzas

    07/04/2011 6:38:57 AM PDT · by quintr · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Francis Scott Key
    NATIONAL ANTHEM -- STAR SPANGLED BANNER by Francis Scott Key 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 thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the...
  • Christina Aguilera Super Bowl Star-Spangled Banner Embarrassment

    02/07/2011 6:54:58 AM PST · by jackspyder · 102 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Feb. 6, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Christina Aguilera opened Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, TX by singing our National Anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner, in what may go down in history as the most embarassingly horrible rendition ever performed in public since Rosanne Barr's supposedly comedic version in 1990. Christina not only took the liberty of diva-ing up every single line within the song ... she completely forgot "O'er the ramparts we watched" and tangled up the subsequent lyrics as she proceeded to strangle every ounce of heart and soul out of the remainder of our precious anthem. Instead of the lyrics reflecting the emotional upheaval felt...
  • The 10 Best & Worst [renditions of the U.S.] National Anthems Ever, From Roseanne To Whitney

    02/06/2011 3:20:02 AM PST · by DemforBush · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Music Blogs ^ | 2/6/11 | chris willman
    As we head into Super Bowl XLV, where Christina Aguilera is slated to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner," let's pause to remember some of the previous celebrities who've tested their lungs with the anthem...
  • The STORY Behind the Star Spangled Banner ! {GOTTA SEE IT !)

    12/18/2010 4:06:58 AM PST · by davidosborne · 27 replies · 1+ views
    If you don't "LIKE" this video you have no clue what it means to be an American.. Even if you are NOT an American Citizen you should "LIKE" this video because it captures the HEART of what it means to be an American or an ALLY of the United States of America ! May God continue to bless the United States of America ! This is the story our kids need to hear in every classroom in America but sadly the bogus "Separation of Church and State" will not allow it.... .... yet another reason to homeschool
  • The Star Spangled Banner’s Fourth Verse

    The Star Spangled Banner’s Fourth Verse Most people only know of the first verse to the National Anthem. Indeed, many probably never even knew there was more than that. Here is the National Anthem in its entirety: 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 thru the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does...
  • Georgia Tea Party Member, "Lewis" Sings Fourth Verse of Star Spangled Banner (Video)

    06/06/2010 4:12:30 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 6 replies · 130+ views
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | June 6, 2010 | Maggie M. Thornton
    The always excellent Herman Cain spoke at a Douglas County, Georgia Tea Party and called on "Lewis" who pointed out that we should know and sing the second verse [actually the fourth verse, I think] of the Star Spangle Banner. Then he sang it beautifully, a cappella. In the video below, watch the crowd.
  • The National Anthem (Two Verse Version)

    11/01/2009 1:23:40 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 6 replies · 406+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAYPN-1Yjt0&feature=fvw O! 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 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? O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war's desolation! Blest with...
  • The Star Spangled Banner - A Question and a Challenge

    06/13/2009 5:36:27 AM PDT · by Chuckster · 224+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 12th 2009 | CapnRobusto
    June 14th is Flag Day in the US. When Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner he posed a question. Most of us never think much about that question but events at the dawn of the 21st century beg that we revisit it. What is your answer? Video link
  • LeAnn Rimes to sing national anthem at Ky. Derby

    04/17/2009 6:56:06 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 684+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Apr 16, 2009
    Country music star LeAnn Rimes will help start a new tradition at the Kentucky Derby this year.Churchill Downs says Rimes will be the first national recording artist to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the historic racetrack in Louisville, Ky., as part of the Derby Day ceremonies.
  • Parent objects to 'second' national anthem (big education indoctrination alert)

    03/09/2009 8:28:45 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 24 replies · 1,120+ views
    Journalstar.com ^ | 3-9-09 | MARGARET REIST
    A Lakeview Elementary parent is upset the audience of a school program on Martin Luther King Jr. was asked to stand for a song known as the black national anthem. Two teachers performed the song, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” — known to some as the “Black National Anthem” — as part of a 15-minute program during Black History Month. Russ Roberts, who has a first-grade daughter and fourth-grade son at Lakeview, said he was shocked when the audience was asked to stand for the song after it was identified as the “Black National Anthem.” He said he doesn’t object...
  • U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Sing the National Anthem in a Movie Theater

    12/02/2008 10:34:20 AM PST · by Oyarsa · 7 replies · 1,106+ views
    Truth or Fiction.com ^ | Chaplain Jim Higgins
    U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Sing the National Anthem in a Movie Theater-Truth! For those who are unaware, at a military theater, the National Anthem is played before every movie. From a Chaplain in Iraq: I recently attended a showing of 'Superman 3,' here at LSA Anaconda. We have a large auditorium we use for movies, as well as memorial services and other large gatherings. As is the custom back in the States, we stood and snapped to attention when the National Anthem began before the main feature. All was going as planned until about three-quarters of the way through The...
  • Vanity - Excellent rendition of our National Anthem.

    10/26/2008 6:22:28 PM PDT · by Slump Tester · 15 replies · 549+ views
    Youtube ^ | self
    As we were leaving a restaurant this evening, I overheard some woman positively butchering the national anthem. It made me go home and search youtube for a rendition by the Cactus Cuties. Enjoy!
  • YOU CONTEMPTIBLE THUG

    09/18/2008 9:44:50 AM PDT · by andrew roman · 30 replies · 360+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 18 September 2008 | Andrew Roman
    Disgusting anti-American comments from ungrateful, unappreciative millionaires who have reaped the benefits of living in this country enrage me. Especially infuriating are remarks from now rolling-in-it street thugs who became rich by having extraordinary athletic ability – like, for instance, being able to bounce a ball and dunk it through a hoop. These gutter punks who openly, defiantly, blatantly, and without a shred of humility, disrespect the very country that afforded them the opportunity to be this repulsive are a complete disgrace. Dallas Mavericks forward Josh Howard, a man whose judgment has come into question before, has once again shown...
  • This Day in History,September 14,1814,Francis Scott Key composed The Star Spangled Banner

    09/13/2008 10:40:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies · 1,007+ views
    Various | 9/13/08
    In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote new words for a well-known drinking song, "To Anacreon in Heaven," to celebrate America's recent victory over the British. However, only in 1931, following a twenty-year effort during which more than forty bills and joint resolutions were introduced in Congress, was a law finally signed proclaiming "The Star Spangled Banner" to be the national anthem of the United States. The present copy, one of only five known to have been made by Key, is the earliest of four dating from the period 1840-1842 near the end of his life.Shown here is a copy of...
  • GRAND OLD FLAG; THE BANNER THAT INSPIRED THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, RESTORED TO GLORY

    07/02/2008 2:41:56 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 14 replies · 59+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 29, 2008 | ERIN GILLESPIE
    Oh, say can you see? It's the original Star Spangled Banner - ready to be unfurled again after a decade-long restoration project.It was a clear autumn morning on September 18, 1814, when Francis Scott Key caught sight of the "broad stripes and bright stars" flying over Fort McHenry in Maryland, inspiring him to write our national anthem. In preparation for the impending battle with British naval forces, Maj. George Armistead, the fort's commanding officer, had requested a flag "so large that the British will have no difficulty in seeing it from a distance." That it was: The flag was 30-by-42...
  • Vanity - How the National Anthem was meant to sound!

    02/26/2008 5:45:52 PM PST · by Slump Tester · 52 replies · 1,673+ views
    This is a video of the Cactus Cuties, Young ladies ranging in age from 8 to 13 singing The Star Spangled Banner. The performance was at the Texas Tech vs Texas basketball game January 20, 2008 in front of over 11,000 people. These young girls can REALLY sing!
  • Boos for American national anthem put British fans to shame

    12/17/2007 7:56:58 AM PST · by Fiji Hill · 111 replies · 620+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | December 10, 2007 | Ron Lewis
    Boos for American national anthem put British fans to shame Ron Lewis The crowd had been billed as one of Ricky Hatton’s biggest assets against Floyd Mayweather Jr, but it became his greatest liability when large sections of the overwhelmingly British crowd disgraced themselves by booing the national anthem of that the country that was hosting them. The crowd loudly joined in when Sir Tom Jones sang God Save The Queen. But when Tyrese, the R&B singer, stepped forward to sing The Star- Spangled Banner, the United States national anthem, he was almost drowned out. The singer gamely plugged...
  • 7 year old sings National Anthem - Anthony Gargiula (youtube video)

    11/24/2007 3:19:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies · 210+ views
    7 year old Anthony Gargiula sings National Anthem at a Siena College Basketball game in Albany New York http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR2rvxSUr7w And yes, he does have a website: http://www.singeranthonyg.com/http://www.singeranthonyg.com/singeranthonygargiula/2007/01/anthony_sings_n.html
  • Sen. Obama, National Anthem Playing

    11/23/2007 9:50:12 AM PST · by Revski · 17 replies · 292+ views
    This is a follow-up of my post, A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.
  • The FReeper Canteen~Star Spangled Banner~14Sept06

    09/13/2006 6:14:15 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 880 replies · 6,060+ views
    Various Internet Sires | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents.... On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key peered through clearing smoke to see an enormous flag flying proudly after a 25-hour British bombardment of Baltimore's Fort McHenry. Key was inspired to write a poem, which was later set to music. Even before "The Star-Spangled Banner" became our national anthem, it helped transform the garrison flag with the same name into a major national symbol of patriotism and identity. The flag has had a colorful history, from its origins in a government contract through its sojourn with several generations of a Baltimore family to its eventual...
  • "The Defense of Fort McHenry"

    07/04/2006 10:00:01 AM PDT · by outofsalt · 3 replies · 203+ views
    infoplease ^ | 1814 | Francis Scott Key
    O thus be it ever when free-men shall stand Between their lov'd home and the war's desolation Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just And this be our motto: "In God is our Trust!" And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the Brave!
  • Gallup: 7 in 10 Back English-Only 'National Anthem'

    05/03/2006 10:55:15 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 31 replies · 953+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | May 3, 2006
    After "Nuestro Himno," the Spanish-language version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was released last week, President George W. Bush said, "I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English, and I think people who want to be a citizen of this country ought to learn English, and they ought to learn to sing the national anthem in English." A new Gallup poll, conducted April 28-30, and released today, finds that nearly 7 in 10 Americans, 69%, say it is only appropriate to sing the national anthem in English, while 29% say it is appropriate for people to sing the...
  • The Star-Spanglish Banner(National Anthem in Spanish)

    04/30/2006 6:50:37 AM PDT · by kellynla · 47 replies · 1,622+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | April 30th, 2006 | staff
    The entertainers who collaborated on a Spanish version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" are doing no favors for the cause of immigration reform. Their recording - titled, with all the subtlety of a thumb in the eye, "Our Anthem" - reinforces the damaging stereotype that America's newcomers see this not as a nation indivisible, but as two societies separated by language and culture. The congressional nativists and all who are determined to deny a path to legitimacy for the country's 11 million illegal immigrants are going to have a field day with this ill-timed expression of ethnic pride. Already it has...
  • Latino pop stars record bilingual 'Star Spangled Banner'

    04/22/2006 5:04:47 PM PDT · by HEMICRASHBOX · 54 replies · 2,563+ views
    SILive.com ^ | 4/22/2006 | None
    NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican pop diva Gloria Trevi, Puerto Rican reggaeton star Don Omar and other Latino artists have recorded a bilingual version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a show of support for migrants in the United States. The Latino-oriented record label Urban Box Office (UBO) said Friday it will put the new Spanish-English version of the U.S. national anthem on the market Monday to coincide with the U.S. Senate's restarting debate on immigration legislation. "We decided to re-record 'The Star-Spangled Banner' to show our solidarity with the undocumented migrants," said UBO President Adam Kidron. "Today we are Americans...
  • The Star-Strangled Banner (NY Times Opinion Page Says the National Anthem is "Overrated")

    04/12/2006 11:20:33 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 172 replies · 3,990+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4/12/2006 | Lawrence Downes
    ...Given its circumscribed ceremonial function, and the general shortage of non-sports public gatherings these days, "The Star-Spangled Banner" doesn't get around the way it used to.... A recent Harris poll found that nearly two-thirds of Americans don't even know the words..... The enthusiasm of new Americans for the national anthem only underscores the indifference and ignorance of the rest of us. This gap between what the anthem could be and what it is has prompted the National Association for Music Education, a teachers' group, to create The National Anthem Project to try to reinvigorate "The Star-Spangled Banner." There is, however,...
  • The Star-Mangled Banner

    01/21/2006 11:33:34 AM PST · by Brian Allen · 3 replies · 436+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Saturday January 21 2006 | Burt Prelutsky
    There’s probably no single piece of writing in this country that’s as controversial or as likely to lead to fist fights as the U.S. Constitution. It’s difficult to decide which portion of the document gets people riled up the most. At times, it almost seems to change on a daily basis. On Monday, it could be gun ownership, with morons like Michael Moore frothing at the mouth at the mere thought that a law-abiding citizen might own a weapon. You have to believe folks like Moore are planning to burgle your home the way they fret over the possibility you...
  • 2/3 Americans don’t know the Star-Spangled Banner. Campaign to re-teach it starts today!

    01/03/2006 12:36:12 PM PST · by Craig DeLuz · 10 replies · 301+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense | 01/03/2006 | Craig DeLuz
    Imagine you are at a sporting event, community gathering or political rally where the national anthem is being performed and you notice that most of the people in attendance aren’t singing. Why not? Could it be those few obscure notes that most of us couldn’t reach on our best day? Nope! Chances are people aren’t singing because they don’t even know the words. A recent survey reveals that two-thirds of American adults don’t even know the words to the Star-Spangled Banner; the world’s most recognizable national anthem. Well, despite the fact that patriotism is no longer considered politically correct...
  • Reflections on Old Glory

    06/14/2005 3:25:23 AM PDT · by SolitarySaint · 15 replies · 563+ views
    Yankee Sailor ^ | 6/14/05 | Yankee Sailor
    The Stars and Stripes began its history as the symbol of thirteen colonies who picked a fight over principles that endure today, to paraphrase the Declaration of Independence, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights like Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Some years later, Francis Scott Key immortalized what he called the “star spangled banner” as a symbol of perseverance and bravery. It didn’t take long for another nation to acknowledge the Stars and Stripes as the symbol of a free and independent nation. In February 1778, John Paul...
  • "By the Dawn's Early Light"

    02/25/2005 3:34:55 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 21 replies · 1,266+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 26 February 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    No, this isn’t about the Star-Spangled Banner, neither the flag nor the anthem. It’s about dawn itself. The promise of a new beginning. Civilization began, thousands of years before recorded history, when men discovered how to cultivate crops. That meant communities and social organization. It also meant the beginnings of astronomy, studying the movement of the sun. Early evidence of this includes the “solar observatories” built by the Incas in South America, by the Anasazi in North America, and most famously, by Druids and others at Stonehenge in Britain. All these identified the solar equinoxes, especially in the spring. Coupled...
  • US anthem penned on Mumbai ship

    01/24/2005 1:31:24 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 2 replies · 336+ views
    TIMES NEWS NETWORK ^ | MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2005 02:20:41 PM | TIMES NEWS NETWORK
    MUMBAI: On a bright Sunday morning, as the Kala Ghoda Festival wound to a close, more than 200 Mumbaikars participating in the heritage Dockyard Walk re-established their connection with their city's mother industry, shipping, and came away with some fascinating nuggets of maritime and world history. The sparkling discovery for many was that the US national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, was written on board the HMS Minden, a ship constructed by the Wadias at the Duncan Dock in Bombay. On the night of September 13, 1814, an American lawyer, Francis Scott Key, who was captive on board the Minden,...
  • The Nationals and the National Anthem

    11/27/2004 7:51:00 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 465+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 26, 2004 | JAY BRYANT
    There was a time in America when the state of patriotism was such that the sponsors of sporting events could stop brawls by playing the National Anthem, upon hearing which the combatants would stop fighting and stand at attention. That technique was not tried in the Palace at Auburn Hills Friday night, for the simple reason that no one could imagine it would work in these days of unbridled irreverence. You can take the boyz out of the 'hood, but you can't take the 'hood out of the boyz, so to speak. And by the way, I don't mean only...
  • Bring back TV station signoffs (and the National anthem redndition with them!!!) (my title)

    09/17/2004 11:42:44 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 8 replies · 500+ views
    Looking at these signoff videos, and seeing how patriotism is fading, I think it'd be a good idea to bring the National Anthem back to TV. I know it's hard with 24-hour programming... ...but in Colombia, programming is briefly interrupted at 6:00 am and 6:00 pm to broadcast the National Anthem. Pay special attention to WKFT's, WCSC's, WECT's, WCCB's and WRAL's. Those are awesome renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner.
  • All Four Stanzas

    07/04/2004 10:26:51 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 10 replies · 906+ views
    The Pure Water Gazette ^ | March 1991 | Isaac Asimov
    All Four StanzasBy Isaac Asimov I have a weakness--I am crazy, absolutely nuts, about our national anthem.The words are difficult and the tune is almost impossible, but frequently when I'm taking a shower I sing it with as much power and emotion as I can. It shakes me up every time.I was once asked to speak at a luncheon. Taking my life in my hands, I announced I was going to sing our national anthem--all four stanzas.This was greeted with loud groans. One man closed the door to the kitchen, where the noise of dishes and cutlery was loud...
  • The Star Spangled Banner, what does it mean to YOU?

    05/30/2004 10:09:54 AM PDT · by Libertina · 68 replies · 1,898+ views
    IssaquahKing, Libertina | May 30, 2004 | IssaquahKing, Libertina
    The Star Spangled BannerWhat does it mean... The Star Spangled Banner, What does it do for you? It's been through a lot. Composed September 14th, 1814 By Francis Scott Key after going through extraordinary circumstances gave this nation a great gift. But it wasn't recognized as the national anthem until 1916 when it was so by President Woodrow Wilson by executive order,and then it was mostly played at military events.
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Francis Scott Key - May 23rd, 2004

    05/23/2004 12:00:41 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 69 replies · 1,929+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Montreal Canadiens fans boo US anthem again (Rude Frogs alert)

    04/12/2004 6:23:53 AM PDT · by SB00 · 27 replies · 231+ views
    Exerpted from the article A Montreal crowd that has rarely been so noisy or so partisan did its raucous best to tip the balance in favour of the reeling Canadiens. They booed the U.S. anthem (presumably for reasons that had more to do with hockey than with the war in Iraq) they sang the Canadian anthem in a city where that tune has often been booed and they almost blew the roof off the Phone Booth when Kovalev cranked it up.
  • Howard Dean Doesn't Know the Star-Spangled Banner!

    01/20/2004 3:57:00 PM PST · by pax_et_bonum · 102 replies · 2,050+ views
    Fox News | 1814 | Francis Scott Key
    Did anyone else see that?! Just now on Fox News, Howard Dean was shown at one of his rallies singing his rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. He got many of the words wrong and didn't seem to know other parts of it.
  • U.S. fencing team sings anthem to themselves after winning gold medal

    08/04/2003 7:04:14 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 18 replies · 320+ views
    Canada.com ^ | Sunday, August 03, 2003 | JANIE MCCAULEY, Canadian Press
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - There's a lot of improvising going on at the Pan American Games. Just ask the United States fencing team. The Americans won gold in women's sabre and men's foil Saturday night, but when officials were ready to present the medals they realized there was a hitch: The venue couldn't play the U.S. national anthem. No problem. U.S. fencing captain Jeff Bukantz jumped into action. He called the American athletes, support staff, parents and fans from the stands to the floor to sing while the flags were raised for Sada Jacobson (women's sabre) and Dan...
  • The Story behind the National Anthem

    07/04/2003 4:40:31 PM PDT · by PeterPrinciple · 9 replies · 1,545+ views
    WHO News Radio 1040 ^ | Unknown Author on Jan Mickelson Radio show
    The Story behind the National Anthem By an unknown speaker As heard on Jan Mickelson’s show on WHO Radio There was a lawyer once. His name was Francis Scott Key. He penned a song that I'm sure you're aware of. You've seen it; it's in most hymnals throughout our churches. It's called the National Anthem. It is our song as an American. We go, however, to a ballgame; we stand in our church services and we sing the words to that song and they float over our minds and our lips and we don't even realize what we're singing. Most...