Francis Scott Key Pin

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Francis Scott Key Pin
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The Francis Scott Key Pin. Handcrafted in America using brass with gold plate, and accented with red, white and blue enamel. This pin has a stem and catch which will provides versatility for pinning to more delicate fabrics.

From it's humble beginning, the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner come from "Defence of Fort M'Henry", a poem written on September 14, 1814, by 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812.




The national anthem of the United States of America, the Star-Spangled Banner is single-handedly listed as one of the most iconic pieces of musical patriotism known to an emerging America seeking independence from England.



Mr. Key's verse was inspired by the sight of the American flag flying triumphantly after the American victory and later were printed in local newspapers and set to the tune of an existing song called "Anacreon in Heaven," eventually being musically arranged by John Philip Sousa.



In 1899, the U.S. Navy officially adopted "The Star-Spangled Banner". In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson ordered that "The Star-Spangled Banner" be played at military and other appropriate occasions. The playing of the song two years later during the seventh-inning stretch of Game One of the 1918 World Series, and thereafter during each game of the series is often cited as the first instance that the anthem was played at a baseball game, though evidence shows that the "Star-Spangled Banner" was performed as early as 1897 at opening day ceremonies in Philadelphia.



On March 3, 1931 President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional resolution to make the Star-Spangled Banner the national anthem, designating it represent America as "the land of the free, and the home of the brave."





The Francis Scott Key pin can be engraved on the back.

SKU: CGALL0156
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From it's humble beginning, the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner come from "Defence of Fort M'Henry", a poem written on September 14, 1814, by 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812.

The national anthem of the United States of America, the Star-Spangled Banner is single-handedly listed as one of the most iconic pieces of musical patriotism known to an emerging America seeking independence from England.

Mr. Key's verse was inspired by the sight of the American flag flying triumphantly after the American victory and later were printed in local newspapers and set to the tune of an existing song called "Anacreon in Heaven," eventually being musically arranged by John Philip Sousa.

In 1899, the U.S. Navy officially adopted "The Star-Spangled Banner". In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson ordered that "The Star-Spangled Banner" be played at military and other appropriate occasions. The playing of the song two years later during the seventh-inning stretch of Game One of the 1918 World Series, and thereafter during each game of the series is often cited as the first instance that the anthem was played at a baseball game, though evidence shows that the "Star-Spangled Banner" was performed as early as 1897 at opening day ceremonies in Philadelphia.

On March 3, 1931 President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional resolution to make the Star-Spangled Banner the national anthem, designating it represent America as "the land of the free, and the home of the brave."

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SKU CGALL0156
Metal Type Brass with gold plate
Dimensions 1-1/2" x 1"
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