Do you have a few minutes? Good. Get a cuppa something, if you want, then sit down and have a listen.
When we were kids in school we all heard the story of The Star Spangled Banner, right? But either I'm so old my memory is failing me or in my childish foolishness I didn't listen, or .... what I really think .... the whole story was not taught in school. What is on the following audio clip just blows my mind and warms my patriotic soul. And it should be taught to kids more than once so hat the listen and remember it. It is an amazing story.
Now click, listen and be amazed at the history of our national anthem, and ending with one of the most beautiful renditions of it I've heard.