Francis Scott Key

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United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812


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As with Francis Scott Key and all those who serve in the military, service men and women are honorably giving of themselves and willingly bearing each other's burdens.
On the morning of September 14, the bombardment stops, and Francis Scott Key strains through the fog and smoke to see if Fort McHenry is still in American hands.
Nearly 200 years ago the sight of the tattered American flag flying over Fort McHenry in Baltimore, MD, inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the poem that would become our national anthem.
Francis Scott Key wrote a first draft of the poem in September 1814.
The venue is the Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St.
They toured the museum's exhibition of the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that became our national anthem, and then--to everyone's collective surprise and delight--they stood in the museum's atrium and performed a wonderful rendition of it.
This volume is devoted to the history of the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that flew over Baltimore's Fort McHenry in 1814 and inspired Francis Scott Key.
He volunteered to sing at the South Eugene games when his daughter was playing, he said, after sitting in the stands and listening to a recording of the song Francis Scott Key wrote in 1814.
At Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore, the "sound of the bell" might be the one on Wall Street and not one that signals changes in class periods.
They found favour as weapons of war, and were used by the British against the US in the 1800s, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write of the "rockets' red glare" in the poem that would go on to become the Star Spangled Banner.
The words to the song were penned in 1814 by Francis Scott Key after he witnessed British warships bombard Fort McHenry in Maryland.
Written by Francis Scott Key in 1814, "The Star Spangled Banner" was made our national anthem in 1931.
An entertaining historical note here is that Francis Scott Key did not write the important part of The Star Spangled Banner, its music.
Performances of the Francis Scott Key anthem ranged from heartfelt to downright weird.
1931 - The US Congress adopted The Star Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key, as the national anthem.