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The Star-Spangled Banner

Spectators line the National Mall from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial to view the Fourth of July Independence Day fireworks display in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: SHAWN THEW/AFP/Getty Images)

New Version of National Anthem to Debut at D.C.’s July 4th Celebration

American composer and conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation’s birthday.

07/03/2014

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

(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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