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Proof That Nobody Knows The National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy

This past weekend marked the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," so Jimmy Kimmel had his cameras hit the streets to see how many people a...

In Celebration of Our National Anthem's Bicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The War of 1812 didn't gain America much, as a country. It didn't address the complaints that led the Americans to declare war in the first place. We didn't conquer Canada. But we did gain a certain amount of what can be called our "national identity" after the war. Right at the heart of this was a new patriotic (and popular) song.

FLASHBACK: Marvin Gaye Delivers Iconic Anthem At 1983 NBA All-Star Game

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports

There will never be another Marvin Gaye. There is only one "The Star-Spangled Banner." When these two American originals crossed paths, the result was...

Museum Traces Fragments Of Star-Spangled Banner

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic — in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry — the Smithson...

I'll Take You to the Moon and Back

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 07.25.2014 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

Let's talk about another prominent American hero who had a love for God... Astronaut Buzz Aldrin. July 21, 2014 marked the 45th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon. Aldrin did something very special when he and Armstrong landed the lunar module on the moon.

The Star Spangled Banner Actually Says That?

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

I often have people tell me that those involved in the early history of our country were not followers of the Christian faith. If I had more time I w...

Daily Meditation: Independence

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.04.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

A Sonic Story: Putting Together the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 09.01.2014 | New York
Shoshana Greenberg

Friday night, my voice will be part of the chorus as the 38th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks erupt over New York City's East River and Brooklyn Bridge.

10 American Facts You Can Use To Ruin Any July 4 Party

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker & Todd Van Luling | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Just in case you want to be *that* person.

Neymar's Quest, Müller's Blunderbuss, Oranje Power, Mercurial Messi, Yankee Doodle Dempsey... and, 'The Powerful Play Goes On'

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.16.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

The soccer gods must be smiling down on World Cup 2014, with bright, sparkling contests, a cascade of wicked goals, and a dash of controversy.

WATCH: The Star-Spangled Banner In A Minor Sounds Oddly Sad

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment

Singer Chase Holfelder decided to put a different spin on the classic "Star-Spangled Banner" by singing it in an A-minor key. The result has a hau...

Star-Spangled Banner, Song To Be Joined In D.C.

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The original, handwritten manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the flag that inspired the song's lyrics will be displayed ...

Baltimore, MD: 10 Patriotic And Peculiar Places You Probably Missed On Your First Visit

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Here are 10 quirky, unsung places in Baltimore you may have missed on your first visit.

Mary J. Blige To Perform At World Series Opener

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Entertainment

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — Nine-time Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige will sing the national anthem before Game 1 of the World Series. The St. Louis ...

200 Volunteers Hand-Stitch Replica Of Humongous Iconic Flag

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- It was 200 years ago this summer that a Baltimore flag-maker stitched the flag that inspired America's national anthem. Now, hundreds of ...

The Plan For A 'New' Old Glory

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.03.2013 | Small Business

If the Maryland Historical Society has its way, the nation will soon have a new "Old Glory." The group and a small army of other volunteers have te...

WATCH: If This Doesn't Put You In The Holiday Mood, Nothing Will

Posted 07.01.2013 | Good News

It's time to get in the Independence Day mood! That means barbecues, fireworks and, of course, the Star Spangled Banner. The latter might not be t...

Flag Day 2013 and the Star Spangled Banner: Manuscript and Author to be Reunited in Frederick, MD

Kate Kelly | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Kate Kelly

On Flag Day (June 14), the townspeople of Frederick, Maryland will host a big celebration to kick off the year leading up to the 200th anniversary of the composition of The Star Spangled Banner.

The State of the State (Song) of the Golden State

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

If you've heard "I Love You California" at all, chances are it's from a Jeep commercial. Has the moment arrived to dream up a more up-to-date theme?

Rick Ross as a Mirror for the Music Industry and Culture as a Whole

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.18.2013 | Entertainment
Toni Nagy

Forcing an apology out of Ross does not address the pandemic of misogyny. This message of party culture and women as sexual objects is constantly perpetuated by the music business.

The Reluctant Irishman: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Me

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 05.14.2013 | Books
R. Clifton Spargo

This Saint Patrick's Day, on a holiday when everybody becomes Irish without worrying about the burdens, joys, and costs of being Irish in history, let's remember America's great Irish writer, Scott Fitzgerald.

Did She or Didn't She?

Hermene Hartman | Posted 03.30.2013 | Celebrity
Hermene Hartman

Beyonce has been under attack for her performance at the President's Inaugural Ceremony. Questioned is whether or not she lip synced her version of "T...

Demi's Winning World Series Performance (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.29.2012 | Teen

Demi Lovato has spent the past few weeks judging aspiring singers on "The X Factor," but on Sunday, the tables turned and she got to sing for a change...

The American Flag On Book Covers

Posted 08.09.2012 | Books

The earliest recognizable American flag - or the thing that it became - was created 235 years ago. Yet its meanings continue to shift and change as pa...

Hand Over Heart

Lee Woodruff | Posted 09.03.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

More than 10 years after 9/11, we are tentative patriots. We gauge our neighbors' politics, we stick a finger in the air to test the atmosphere before considering a declaration of love for our country.