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The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key, Narrated by J.D. Sutter

It is Independence Day here in the ol' U S of A so I decided to share a little patriotic piece with you. Every American knows the National Anthem, but many do not realize that those eight lines are just the first stanza of a much longer poem. It was written in September of 1814 by lawyer Francis Scott Key as he witnessed a day-long attack on Fort McHenry by British troops. I recorded a reading of the full poem and added some sound effects and music. I hope you enjoy this little bit of American history as much as I did putting it together. Here is the complete text of Key's iconic poem. The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming; And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there; O say

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