Happy Wednesday Saints.
We are halfway through the week. Today is the birthday of our National Anthem. “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from “Defence of Fort McHenry”, a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, Francis Scott Key, after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.
“The Star-Spangled Banner” was recognized for official use by the Navy in 1889 and the President in 1916, and was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931 (46 Stat. 1508, codified at 36 U.S.C. § 301), which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.
Before 1931, other songs served as the hymns of American officialdom. “Hail, Columbia” served this purpose at official functions for most of the 19th century. “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”, whose melody is identical to the British national anthem, also served as a de facto anthem before the adoption of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Following the War of 1812 and subsequent American wars, other songs would emerge to compete for popularity at public events, among them “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
It is our tradition that we sing the anthem at every sporting event before the games start so in a humorus way I want to show you historic moments of favorite celebrities Good, Bad & Ugly national anthem moments.
Whitney Houston Performance was flawless and has yet to be top
This was a performance was from this past weekend. It was suppose to be in honor of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
and…. The UGLY
Well it was sooo many I had to give you a montage of the classics. This is actually pretty funny.
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