200th anniversary of Star Spangled Banner

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 13 at 4:40 PM

HOUSTON – Saturday is Flag Day, and Americans will pay more attention to it than normal because this year marks the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem, The Star Spangled banner.

For the first time ever, the flag from the War of 1812 will be displayed with its original manuscript. 
A little-known fact: the melody was based on a pub song.

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