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National Anthem Leaves Home for First Time in 200 Years

by Libby Zay. Posted Mar 1st 2011 09:30 AM
The original manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner" written by Francis Scott Key will leave Baltimore for the first time in nearly 200 years. The handwritten poem will make a quick stop at an event in nearby Annapolis, Md. before being transported to its birthplace, Fort McHenry, where tourists will be able to see it for the next three months.
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