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Star-spangled celebrations planned for anthem's 200th anniversary
Star-spangled celebrations planned for anthem's 200th anniversary

WASHINGTON -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- familiar to football games, military functions and Olympic medal ceremonies -- turns 200 this year and the celebrations have already begun. The Smithsonian Institution has unveiled a U.S. Post Office-issued stamp and is planning to display an original manuscript of the song, along side the actual flag that inspired it, during an exhibition beginning June 14, Flag Day. Smithsonian officials are also organizing a national anthem sing-along in which they hope hundreds of thousands of Boy Scouts, local choirs and other Americans will participate, possibly entering the Guinness Book of World Records. India holds the record for...

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