Updated November 2017

THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER



The National Anthem of the United States of America

Perhaps no other flag in American history is so well known as the one which flew over Fort McHenry in 1814 during the unsuccessful British bombardment. Francis Scott Key immortalized this flag in a poem that was sung as a patriotic song and became our national anthem in 1931. The flag is now displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.

Use the words from the word list to fill in the missing words of the song.

Oh! Say, can you see, by the dawn’s _________________light,
what so _______________we __________at the twilights-s last ______________?
Whose broad _____________ and bright ____________ through the perilous __________,
o’er the _________________we watched were so gallantly ____________?
And the rocket’s red ______________the _______________bursting in air
gave _______________through the ___________________
that our _________________ was still there.
Oh! Say, does that star-spangled ________________ yet wave,
o’er the _________________ of the _____________________
and the home of the ______________________?

WORD LIST
gleaming.....free.....stripes....brave....night....hailed
early....stars.....fight…..glare…....bombs....flag
proudly....ramparts....banner....proof....streaming...land



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