Assembly of Dust

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Star Spangled Banner


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This song has been played live 2 time/s.

History of the song:

September 7, 2006
Reid Sang at A Mets Game (Mets Vs. Dodgers)

Original Date: 1814

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America, with lyrics written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. Key, a 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, wrote them as a poem after seeing the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, by British ships in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812.
Key was inspired by the American victory and the sight of the large American flag flying triumphantly above the fort. This flag, with fifteen stars and fifteen stripes, came to be known as the Star Spangled Banner Flag and is today on display in the National Museum of American History, a treasure of the Smithsonian Institution. It was restored in 1914 by Amelia Fowler, and again in 1998 as part of an ongoing conservation program.
It was recognized for official use by the Navy in 1889 and the President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and was made the national anthem by a Congressional resolution on 3 March 1931 (46 Stat. 1508, codified at 36 USC 301). Ordered that "The Star-Spangled Banner" be played at military and other appropriate occasions.
Although the playing of the song two years later during the seventh-inning stretch of the 1918 World Series is often noted as the first instance that the Anthem was played at a baseball game, evidence shows that the "Star-Spangled Banner" was performed as early as 1897 at Opening Day ceremonies in Philadelphia and then more regularly at the Polo Grounds in New York City beginning in 1898.
Today, the anthem is performed before the first pitch at every game.


This is a cover song and has been played on these occasions:

Written by Francis Scott Key


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