Americans will â€œRaise it up!â€™ and come together to turn the national anthem into â€œthe song that was heard around the world.â€ Â
Groups will gather around the U.S. on June 14 (Flag Day) to singÂ the Star-Spangled Banner,Â an event organized the Smithsonian that celebrates the 200th anniversary of theÂ song.
The Florida sing location is ST. AUGUSTINE! The public is invited to gather at 4 p.m. June 14 in front of Lightner Museum/City Hall, 75 King St.
All local choruses and singers have been invited to “the largest mass singing ever of our national anthem.”
No lawn chairs are allowed; attendees are asked to wear red, white and blue.
Two hundred years ago, Francis Scott Key, inspired by the sight of the flagâ€™s â€œbroad stripes and bright stars,â€ penned the lyrics that would become the national anthem. His words gave new significance to a national symbol and started a tradition through which generations of Americans have invested the flag with their own ideals and memories.Â
Today, the Star-Spangled Banner is one of our nationâ€™s most treasured artifacts, cared for and displayed at the Smithsonianâ€™s National Museum of American History.
During this once-in-a-lifetime event to commemorate the Star-Spangled Bannerâ€™s bicentennial, Americans around the U. S. will join in the singing of our national anthem with celebrated musical voices. Across the country on June 14th, Americans will host singing parties to celebrate the anniversary and sing the anthem together. The Smithsonian will host Washington, D.C.â€™s premier singing party live on the National Mall, which will be shared across the nation and around the world via a 90-minute webcast from 2:30 to 4:00 PM EDT.
The live event will include musical performances from Americaâ€™s top artists and the singing of American patriotic songs by national music groups. This will all lead to the culminating â€œmoment of national unityâ€ at 4:00 PM EDT when America will stop to sing their Anthem live across the country and around the globe. This will be a uniting moment for Americans across the country and around the world.
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