National Anthem Day is an annual American holiday of great importance to the nation as a whole. We dedicate this day to the anthem, which is one of the main state symbols. People who love their country know its anthem by heart. These patriotic lines make the heart beat harder and penetrate to the very soul. It is celebrated on March 3.
The anthem of each country is closely linked to its history and its appearance reflects a certain historical period. The U.S. anthem has remained the same for more than two centuries. But what is the story behind its emergence?
It all began on September 13, 1812. Then the British ship was negotiated by Attorney F.S. Key for the purpose of rescuing captive Dr. W. Beans. The negotiations were successful, but the British refused to let them both off the ship for fear of leaking information to the Americans. At night the ship went on the attack on Fort McGarry. Kee had already resigned himself to the fact that Britain would prevail here. By morning, however, the American flag was flying on the fort, which meant that victory was ours.
Impressed by the vivid victory of the Allies, Key wrote the poem that became the national anthem of the United States. By the 20th century there were several variations of the song. The standardization of the hymn was carried out by W. Wilson. Thus, in the winter of 1917, a single anthem was sung for the first time.
The official adoption of the revised anthem occurred on March 3, 1931, with the signing of a document by President H. Hoover. Since then, we have celebrated National Anthem Day every year on this date, a significant holiday for every American.
- Since 2004, active measures to popularize the anthem began. The impetus for this was the results of a poll showing that about 73% of Americans do not remember the anthem. Most people only know the one verse, even though the full text consists of four big verses.
- The U.S. anthem is sung at military installations twice a day: at 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
How to celebrate
Sing the anthem on National Anthem Day. If you don’t know or have forgotten the words, celebrating this day is a great excuse to correct that misunderstanding! Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they know the full text of the U.S. anthem.
When is National Anthem Day in 2023?
National Anthem Day with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on March 3 each year.