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The Star-Spangled Banner   /stɑr-spˈæŋgəld bˈænər/   Listen
The Star-Spangled Banner

A poem written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812 was set to music and adopted by Congress in 1931 as the national anthem of the United States.

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"The Star-Spangled Banner" Quotes from Famous Books

... the band played "The Star-spangled Banner," and there sounded the signal gun for the lowering of the colors. In the glorious excitement of all this, even Tilly ...
— The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch • Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter

... great modern Republic—the home of a new cosmopolitan race; may those who seek the blessings of its free institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose." The orchestra played "The Star-Spangled Banner," and General Grant, who was called upon to respond to this toast, was ...
— Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O • Various

... heavenly reward in surroundings of incredible luxury;—the frenzied galloping of cowboys in pursuit of Indian ravishers; the tremendous fusillade; the rescue at the last conceivable second by soldiers arriving in a whirlwind, waving triumphantly the star-spangled banner ... after pausing in doubt he shook his head, conscious that he had no ...
— Maria Chapdelaine - A Tale of the Lake St. John Country • Louis Hemon

Words linked to "The Star-Spangled Banner" :   national anthem

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