Thursday, March 3, 2016

National Anthem Day

While the anthems of most countries are either martial victory songs, or tend to communicate other laudatory or self-congratulatory sentiments, “The Star Spangled Banner” is unique in its message of endurance and perseverance. It commemorates the ability to withstand attack; enduring and continuing even when the odds are not in our favor.

On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a law making “The Star Spangled Banner,” the National Anthem of the United States of America. And today, we celebrate March 3rd as “National Anthem Day” each year.

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