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Sep 27

LET US NOT FORGET: HOW THE NATIONAL ANTHEM BECAME AN INTEGRAL PART OF AMERICAN SPORTS

This is the history of how the National anthem became an American tradition at sports games: 1814: Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner, while watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore. 1889: Secretary of the Navy Benjamin F. Tracy called for the song to be played whenever the American flag was raised. …

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