The Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired our national anthem
We know you crazy kids who follow us probably don’t need a reason to party this weekend, but we’re going to give you one anyway: Saturday is Flag Day, the official holiday that celebrates the adoption of our country’s flag on June 14, 1777. This year is also the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key penning the lyrics to the song that would become our national anthem.
In honor, we’re throwing the Raise it Up! Anthem for America party on Flag Day. You can celebrate with us, find a celebration in your own community or even organize your own party. Our goal is to have the largest national anthem sing-a-long ever with everyone singing together at 4 pm ET.
And make sure to impress your friends with all kinds of flag trivia like, the dos and don’ts of flag code, 7 things you probably didn’t know about the Star-Spangled Banner and why the national anthem is so hard to sing.