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Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars–Pic of the Week

Posted by: Jim Martin

On this day in 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed into law a bill making The Star Spangled Banner the national anthem of the United States.   The lyrics were taken from a poem by attorney Francis Scott Key who was inspired to write after witnessing the Royal Navy’s bombardment of Fort McHenry while on board ship …