National Anthem Day commemorates the day the United States adopted “The Star-Spangled Banner” as its National Anthem. Written by Francis Scott Key, the “Star-Spangled Banner” became the National Anthem in 1931.

The history of the national anthem, as written by, tells us

The story behind “The Star-Spangled Banner” is as moving as the anthem itself. While an attorney, Key was serving in the Georgetown Light Field Artillery during the War of 1812. In 1814, his negotiation skills as a lawyer were called upon to release Dr. William Beane, a prisoner on the British naval ship, Tonnant. Early in September, Key traveled to Baltimore in the company of Colonel John Skinner to begin negotiations.  Read more

Yahoo put together a list of the Top 10 Super Bowl National Anthems Ranked.  In honor of today (March 3) being National Anthem Day, we are sharing their list below.

  • Whitney Houston: Super Bowl XXV on January 27, 1991

  • Jennifer Hudson: Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009

  • Lady Gaga: Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016

  • Beyoncé: Super Bowl XXXVIII on February 1, 2004

  • The Chicks (Dixie Chicks): Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, 2003

  • Faith Hill: Super Bowl XXXIV on January 30, 2000

  • Luther Vandross: Super Bowl XXXI on January 27, 1997

  • Kelly Clarkson: Super Bowl XLVI on February 5, 2012

  • Choirs of the Armed Forces: Super Bowl XXXIX on February 6, 2005

  • Mariah Carey: Super Bowl XXXVI on February 3, 2002

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