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Why is the Star Spangled Banner important to the United States?

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July 21, 2011 4:12PM

The Star Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United

States and was written by Francis Scott Key after witnessing the

Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. The song is about how he

perceived the war, and how he thought the flag stood strong through

the worst of times.

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