"The Star Spangled Banner" brings crowds to their feet, 200 years laterBreaking News
President Obama has proclaimed "National Flag Week" in honor of "the banner that weaves us together."
The flag that withstood the British bombardment at Fort McHenry in the War of 1812 still draws an audience at the Smithsonian, says curator Jennifer Jones.
"We have really looked at it as an iconic object of America," said Jones.
While the flag may be showing its age with eight feet worn away and one of its stars missing, the song it inspired has never been in better shape. Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner" 200 years ago this year.
comments powered by Disqus
- Did Salmonella Kill Off the Aztecs?
- Jewish history is under siege in the middle east and these volunteers are risking their lives to protect it
- 'Amazon should stop selling Holocaust denial books'
- National Museum of African American History and Culture Reaches Milestone of 1 Million Visitors
- What Makes a President Great? Clipping? Sipping? Slashing?
- McMaster knows how national security policy can go wrong. Will that help him?
- Historian and Antiwar Activist Marilyn Young Dies at 79
- Trump Chooses Historian H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser
- Holocaust Historian Deborah Lipstadt Explains Why People Believe Trump's Lies
- Princeton’s Harold James warns World War Three is now a "serious threat”