Star Spangled Banner

Star Spangled Banner (HM25WV)

Location: Gonzales, LA 70737 Ascension Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 13.691', W 90° 54.807'

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"AND THE ROCKETS' RED GLARE, THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR, GAVE PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE."
—-"Star Spangled Banner" By Francis Scott Key In September 1814, an American lawyer named Francis Scott Key was sent to secure the release of his friend from the British fleet in Chesapeake Bay. Key was detained by the British during their bombing of Fort McHenry, one of the forts protecting Baltimore. After suffering continuous bombardment on the night of September 13 and the early morning hours of September 14, the fort did not fall into British hands. Francis Scott Key was so moved when he looked out to see that the American flag was still standing over the fort that he wrote the words to the "Star Spangled Banner." Key actually set the lyrics to the tune of an English drinking song, "To Anacreon in Heaven." Key's song became very popular throughout the country, and Congress officially adopted it as the national anthem in 1931.
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HM NumberHM25WV
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Date Added Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 700802 N 3345911
Decimal Degrees30.22818333, -90.91345000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 13.691', W 90° 54.807'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 13' 41.46" N, 90° 54' 48.42" W
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Area Code(s)225, 985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 566-632 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales LA 70737, US
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