The Often Ignored (or Forgotten) Meaning of our National Anthem

American troops cheer on the Star Spangled Banner. (Fort McHenry National Monument handout)
American troops cheer on the Star Spangled Banner. (Fort McHenry National Monument handout)

We’ve heard the National Anthem thousands of times. We’ve sang the Star Spangled Banner just as often. But how many realize just what the poet was getting at when he initially penned his verse? Continue reading “The Often Ignored (or Forgotten) Meaning of our National Anthem”