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'The Star Spangled Banner' Celebrates 200 Years

This year, the U.S. city of Baltimore, Maryland is celebrating its role in the birth of America’s national anthem. National Park Service Ranger Vince Vaise is Chief of Interpretation, or head storyteller, at Fort McHenry in Baltimore harbor. He says that two of the greatest symbols of the United States came out of a British attack on the fort during the War of 1812. “The American flag and the national anthem... Now, the flag had already been invented, but it hadn’t really caught on...

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