The United States’ national anthem turns 200 years old on September 20, 2014. You sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before every sporting event, but did you know that the song refers to one specific flag in one specific battle?
And did you know that the original Star-Spangled Banner is quite different from the Old Glory we sing to today? And do you know why?
We're excited to now offer this fabulous resource about the Star-Spangled Banner. And here's how we make something that is already awesome even better - this eBook is absolutely free.
I want to personally thank Jeffrey Kranz for helping put together this free eBook that details so much history of not only our national anthem, but the flag that inspired it.
If you are interested in reading more about Jeffrey, head over to his website, OverviewBible.com
"Thirteen stars and thirteen stripes were just fine when there were only thirteen states. But soon two more states joined the Union: Vermont and Kentucky. Then the new nation had a problem: they’d been founded on principles of equal representation, but two of their number weren’t represented on the nation’s flag. So in 1794, President George Washington signed into law the Flag Act of 1794: the nation’s flag would display fifteen stars and fifteen stripes."