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Star-Spangled Banner stamp. (Photo from U.S. Postal Service)

Star-Spangled Banner Stamp Unveiled at Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution is beginning a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the flag and song that became the national anthem with a new forever stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

03/06/2014

Smithsonian Museum of National History. (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Star-Spangled Banner, Song to be Joined in D.C.

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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Flag Day Brings Key’s Manuscript to Frederick, Md.

Francis Scott Key’s handwritten lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner” are making an unusual visit to Key’s final resting place in Frederick.

06/14/2013