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Happy birthday: Star-Spangled Banner celebrates 200 years of history

Published: Friday, June 13 2014 9:29 a.m. MDT

The flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the British bombardment in 1814 and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that eventually became the United States national anthem is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year.

In honor of that anniversary, here's a look at historical photos celebrating the Star-Spangled Banner itself, as well as the American flag through the ages.

Related: National Museum of American History to celebrate Star-Spangled Banner in song
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Dan Maloy
Enid, OK

We have T-H-E best national anthem in the history of the world.

Period.

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