Sections five and six concentrate on Francis Scott Key
(1779-1843), with several settings and arrangements of The Star-Spangled Banner, including a martial rendition by James Hewitt (1770-1827), and settings of other Key texts.
Some say that Francis Scott Key
's words express glee over the death of slaves who sought freedom by joining the enemy.
The choice of the anthem "The Star Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key
is recounted, and "Flags Over America" ends with an American Flag Timeline from June 14, 1777, to September 11, 2001, plus a useful flag glossary with definition of terms used in flag history and description.
and gathers all the facts about its history, from why Congress made it the national anthem over a century after Francis Scott Key
wrote it to how the song evolved, formed connections to American history, myth and culture, and how rituals surrounding the song--such as removing one's hat--evolved.
It's a question that Marc Ferris sought to answer in a new book timed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the song written by Francis Scott Key
during the War of 1812.
The other properties sold were outparcels adjacent to the company's Magnolia and Francis Scott Key
Westminster is a short distance from "Terra Rubra," the homestead of Francis Scott Key
, and Fort McHenry in Baltimore, where Key penned "The Star Spangled Banner." A replica of the flag that flew over Fort McHenry was presented by Bruce French, a member of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, in his colonial uniform, while the Holiday Horns played the Roderick Harkins arrangement of "The Star Spangled Banner."
Not long after the huge 30-foot by 42-foot (9-meter by 13-meter) flag inspired an 1814 poem by Francis Scott Key
that would become the national anthem, its caretakers began snipping off pieces.
I make people listen, as I drill into their minds the Battle of Fort McHenry, the very same one Francis Scott Key
was watching as he wrote the Star Spangled Banner.
With the celebration of the birth of our nation on the Fourth of July, I want to touch on the meaning of being a true patriot and share some of the story of how Francis Scott Key
had the desire to serve his country and fellow man and make a difference in this great country's history.
Washington DC's superb National Museum of American History is celebrating the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner this summer by reuniting the original flag with Francis Scott Key
's song manuscript for the first time.