As “The star-spangled banner” crackled through the sounds of the attack, Patsy saw her mother begin to cry.
The story of how “The star-spangled banner” became the national anthem in 1931 is the story of a red-white-and-blue culture war.
The Confederate flag was also a star-spangled banner, she declared.
Resistance to “The star-spangled banner” also flared among blacks, pacifists, and advocates of temperance.
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O, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave,O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
And humming the star-spangled banner, she went away to her own room.
Slowly the star-spangled banner uplifts; half-way the two linger in one another's folds.
He began to sing the star-spangled banner in a clear, strong voice.
The young man then closed his speech with some strikin and orginal remarks in relation to the star-spangled banner.
"American flag," attested from 1782. Stars and Bars as a name for the Confederate flag is attested from 1863. Star-spangled is attested from 1590s; Star-Spangled Banner "United States flag" is 1814, from Francis Scott Key's poem (printed in the "Baltimore Patriot" Sept. 20).