The Spangled Banner Bracelet

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Made with Navy utility pants

On September 13th, 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem, later set to music, which in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The poem, originally titled “The Defence of Fort McHenry,” was written after Key witnessed the fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the sight of a lone U.S. flag still flying over Fort McHenry at daybreak. The poem was printed in newspapers and eventually set to the music of a popular English drinking tune called “To Anacreon in Heaven”. People began referring to the song as “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and in 1916 President Woodrow Wilson announced that it should be played at all official events. It was adopted as the national anthem on March 3, 1931. Today, the flag that flew over Fort McHenry in 1914 is housed at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. That flag was one of many versions of the flag the country has used. Here are some other flag designs that never made the cut. #NationalAnthem #StarSpangledBanner #AmericanFlag