Tags: Star-Spangled Banner, US National Anthem, Francis
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"Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the US. The lyrics were written
by Francis Scott Key during the Battle of Baltimore during the war of 1812.
Francis Scott Key witnessed the bombardment of Fort Henry, which continued
during during a long night. When the sun finally rose, he was
inspired to see the flag still flying triumphantly
over Fort McHenry. The Americans prevailed.