September 14 Marks 200th Anniversary Of The Writing Of The National AnthemThe words, paired with a tune from a British social club, were immediately popular, but Key was dead 73 years before President Wilson ordered the song be used by the military.
Getaway Guide: Star-spangled BaltimoreTwo-hundred years ago in September, the National Anthem was penned in Baltimore by Francis Scott Key. Of course, if we waited til then, we'd lose a whole summer to visit Charm City.
Positively Philadelphia: Flag Day FestivitiesFlag Day is coming up, and you're invited to a big bash in the hometown of our national symbol.
Hundreds Audition For Chance To Sing National Anthem At Phillies GameHundreds of Phillies fans took a swing Saturday at a chance to sing the National Anthem at an upcoming baseball game.
Video: Emmitt Smith, Eddie George, NFL Stars Sing The National AnthemThanks to MetLife, there's a football National Anthem of interest in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl.
VIDEO: Condor Wreaks Havoc During National Anthem At Hockey Game
Jay Lloyd's Getaway: Events Mark 200th Anniversary of War of 1812 In case you missed it, this year marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812, during which our National Anthem was written.
Fire Chief Faces Disciplinary Hearing After YouTube Video SurfacesSinging the National Anthem doesn't usually get Battalion Chief John Grillone in trouble, but when a YouTube video surfaced of Grillone singing it in a firehouse, the Philadelphia Fire Commissioner charged that Grillone's conduct was unbecoming.