Following the events of the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote the renowned song in 1814. Despite the British bombing of Fort McHenry, the United States won the war.
The following morning, Francis Scott Key saw the American flag flying above the fort and was overcome with feelings of love and inspiration. The words that came are ones we are familiar with and cherish.
“O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”
‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ is one of the most difficult melodies to sing. It has many high notes that make for challenging transitions. Amelia Bubenik, 2, of Granite Bay, California, screamed out these phrases with ease.
When this child nailed her first delivery of the patriotic hymn, her parents were astounded. Amelia soon became popular when her performance was shared online.
This beautiful child, dressed in red, white, and blue, understood every word of ‘The National Anthem.’ What a sweet performance by this adorable child.