In honor of Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner 1814-2014, The NSCDA-CA celebrated with a singing party and Open House at Octagon House from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM on June 14, 2014.
A total of 50 family, friends, neighbors and prospective members attended!
Our Star Spangled Banner’s 200th Year Anniversary
Two hundred years ago Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics that became our Star Spangled Banner. To commemorate this anniversary, on June 14, 2014 Americans hosted singing parties all across the country and sang the national anthem together.
The Smithsonian hosted Washington DC’s premier celebration live on the National Mall. This event was shared via a 90-minute webcast from 2:30 – 4:00 pm EDT. There were performances of patriotic songs by America’s top artists until 4:00 pm when we all joined together and sing the Star Spangled Banner together.
For more information, please follow this link: http://anthemforamerica.smithsonian.com