St Augustine Chosen for National Anthem Sing Along on Flag Day

Groups will gather around the U.S. on June 14 (Flag Day) to sing the Star-Spangled Banner, an event organized the Smithsonian that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the song.

The Florida sing location is in St. Augustine, Florida! The public is invited to gather at 4 p.m. June 14 in front of Lightner Museum/City Hall, 75 King St, just a short walk from the Agustin Inn.

All local choruses and singers have been invited to “the largest mass singing ever of our national anthem.”

 No lawn chairs are allowed; attendees are asked to wear red, white and blue.

 History of the Patriotic Tune

Two hundred years ago, Francis Scott Key, inspired by the sight of the flag’s “broad stripes and bright stars,” penned the lyrics that would become the national anthem. His words gave new significance to a national symbol and started a tradition through which generations of Americans have invested the flag with their own ideals and memories. 

Today, the Star-Spangled Banner is one of our nation’s most treasured artifacts, cared for and displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

The song itself is well-known to kick off football and many other sports, and events in the United States.

Information Gathered from Totally St. Augustine at http://totallystaugustine.com/?p=195