Star-Spangled Banner

Star-Spangled Banner
n.
with reference to the U.S. flag
the United States national anthem: the words were written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812

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the US national anthem. It was written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, an American lawyer, as he watched British ships trying without success to capture Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812. He wrote the words and added the music of an old British song. The US Congress officially made it the country’s national anthem in 1931. It ends:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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