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2014-05-06 16:26:21

Aloe Blacc, Renée Fleming, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight Support Celebration of Flag's 200th Anniversary WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Notable celebrities are supporting the National Museum of American History in celebrating the Star-Spangled Banner's bicentennial. Artists such as Aloe Blacc, Renée Fleming, Warren Haynes, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight are encouraging Americans to take part in the coast-to-coast celebration. "Raise it Up! Anthem for America" on...

2014-03-20 20:21:44

Fireworks by Grucci commissioned to mark climactic crescendo of Star-Spangled Spectacular BALTIMORE, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Star-Spangled 200, Inc. (SS200) announced that it has commissioned Fireworks by Grucci, to produce the Star-Spangled Spectacular Fireworks on September 13, 2014. Grucci is a 5(th) generation family-run business that holds the Guinness World Record for the largest fireworks display ever recorded. The pyrotechnic fireworks display will be visible...

2014-01-24 12:22:09

A Historic Journey For a Priceless Document Plus Spring 2014 Events At The Maryland Historical Society BALTIMORE, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Star-Spangled Banner, penned by Francis Scott Key in 1814 during the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry, is the most popular piece of patriotic American music ever written. In the summer of 2014, for the first time ever, the original 1814 manuscript will travel from its permanent home at The Maryland Historical Society...

2014-01-08 08:25:07

2014 Also Marks National Museum of American History's 50th Anniversary and Centennial of Its First Ladies Exhibition WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will commemorate several major milestones in 2014: the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, the country's most famous flag, and the moment when it signified the survival of the young nation in 1814; the centennial of the First Ladies exhibition at the...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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