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Ravens Announce New National Anthem Singer

The Baltimore Ravens have announced that Joe Odoms is the winner of their National Anthem competition and will sing at each home game during the 2014 season.

22 hours ago

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The Original Manuscript Of The National Anthem Returns Home

A 200 year old piece of paper is one of the most important documents in our country’s history.

07/15/2014

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Bio Released Of ‘Star-Spangled’ Author As Anthem Turns 200

Before the “dawn’s early light” and the “twilight’s last gleaming,” the author of our national anthem was busy arranging a prisoner swap with the enemy.

07/10/2014

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Museum To Celebrate Star-Spangled Banner In Song

Girl Scouts, Little League baseball players and musicians including Phish and Train are joining a national sing-a-long on Saturday, which is Flag Day, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem and the flag that inspired its lyrics.

06/13/2014

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O Say Can You See! Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Summer Is Set

American history comes to life in Baltimore this summer as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of our national anthem.

04/29/2014

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New Baltimore Exhibit To Honor Star-Spangled Banner Flag Creator Mary Pickersgill

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore is opening a new exhibit about the creator of the flag that inspired the national anthem.

02/11/2014

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Smithsonian To Exhibit ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Manuscript With Flag That Inspired It

The original, handwritten manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the flag that inspired the song’s lyrics will be displayed together at the Smithsonian in Washington, the first time the historic pieces are believed to have been shown side by side.

01/08/2014

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New Star-Spangled Banner Takes Shape In Maryland

It was 200 years ago this summer that a Baltimore flag-maker stitched the flag that inspired America’s national anthem. Now, hundreds of people are helping to recreate the star-spangled banner.

08/01/2013

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Star Spangled Banner Project To Create Flag That Inspired Anthem

Sewers in Maryland are set to begin recreating the flag that inspired the national anthem.

07/03/2013

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Mark Zinno: An Anthem To Remember, Because We Forgot

Who would have ever thought that a hockey game would be remembered more for something that happened before the puck even dropped?

04/18/2013

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Smithsonian Features U.S. National Anthem In Spanish

A little-known official translation of the U.S. national anthem to be sung in Spanish is now part of the Smithsonian Institution’s collection.

09/27/2012

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Baltimore Residents Celebrate Defenders Day

Baltimore’s oldest holiday, Defenders Day, was celebrated Sunday.

09/10/2012

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