Francis Scott Key penned the "Star Spangled Banner" on September 13 1841 after finding inspiration from seeing the American Flag flying over head. It was first written as a poem and then later with time music was added.

Today, March 3rd in 1931 the "Star Spangled Banner" officially became our National Anthem. To celebrate, here are a few popular versions of our beautiful anthem:

 

Do you have a favorite? Let us know and God Bless America!