Francis Scott Key


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Noun1.Francis Scott Key - United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812Francis Scott Key - United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843)
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Francis Scott Key did what he wanted to do in his life; he served others and is known today as a true patriot.
On seeing it tattered but still flying the morning after a huge British bombardment, local lawyer Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem Defence of Fort M'Henry, describing the "broad stripes and bright stars" of that "star-spangled banner" in "dawn's early light".
It was in one of Gordon's ships that American prisoner Francis Scott Key wroteThe Star Spangled Banner at the 1814 siege of Fort McHenry.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 - December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself.
Stennis (CVN 74); Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Agana, Guam; USS Billfish (SSN 676); USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657); and USS Richmond K Turner (CG 20).
In a special rendition of both Qatari and US national anthems, the ASD chamber singers performed 'Al Salam Al-Amiri' by Sheikh Mubarak bin Saif al-Thani and Abdul Aziz Nasser Oba, as well as the 'The Stars Spangled Banner' by Francis Scott Key as arranged by Robert Krebs.
Commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with a two-stop tribute to the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the National Anthem.
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It's the very one Francis Scott Key watched in the dawn's early light--which inspired him to write that particular poem about the tattered Star Spangled Banner he saw:
Francis Scott Key, a 35 year old Washington lawyer and amateur poet, is trying to negotiate the release of Dr.
It had taken more than a century for the patriotic paean that Francis Scott Key conceived in view of Baltimore's Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 to earn the lofty status that in 21st-century hindsight might seem to have been bestowed by our Creator.
1931: The US Congress adopted The Star Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key, as the national anthem.