Profile of the Day: Francis Scott Key

Posted March 3, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

On March 3, 1931 the U.S. Congress passed a resolution to officially name “The Star Spangled Banner” as the national anthem of the United States. In 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the lyrics to the anthem as poem after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British forces during the War of 1812. Check out his family tree and see how you’re related!

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