Star Spangled Banner


This undated handout image provided by The Maryland Historical Society shows the 1814 Star-Spangled Banner manuscript by Francis Scott Key. 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, what is believed to be the first time the historic pieces have been shown side-by-side, on Flag Day, June 14, through July 6.

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