Star-Spangled Banner

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1301, 2020

WTK S1:E13 “What Is the Forgotten Story Behind the Star-Spangled Banner?”

(Chapter 1 page 15 of Forgotten American Stories: Celebrating America’s Constitution)Click here to listen: Historian Arch Hunter & Author Lydia Nuttall talk about Forgotten American Stories & The WTK Liberty Player Kids With Billy Eagle and Colonel John Eidsmoe! Questions: What does “spangled” mean? What is an “anthem”? Do other countries have “national anthems”?  What do they say? What’s the story behind OUR national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”? How did Francis Scott Key exemplify COURAGE? What does our national anthem say? What do other people in other countries do when they hear their country’s national anthem? What should [...]

207, 2010

Happy Birthday America!!! Posted by Walker (13)

Happy Birthday America!!! Posted on 02 July 2010 by admin We celebrate with fireworks, ice cream, picnics, and games, but what does it all really mean. I use to think it was just about the bang of the fireworks, and how loud it echoed, but as I am older I realized it is still about the echo, but a different kind, an echo from the past. When I lay my hand across my chest and say the “pledge of allegiance” or sing the “Star Spangled Banner” thats when I feel what the 4th of July is all about. Thoughts run [...]


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