"The Star-Spangled Banner" was played before games throughout the course of the war, and by the time the war was over, the pregame singing of the national anthem had become cemented as a baseball ritual, after which it spread to other sports.What is the proper way to respect the national anthem?
Proper respect during Reveille, Retreat, National Anthem. For the National Anthem, “when outside and in uniform, face the flag, if visible, or face the direction the music is played, stand at attention and salute on the first note of the music, drop your salute after the last note of the National Anthem.” For Reveille, Nellis does not play,...Who wrote the national anthem and why?
The U.S. national anthem was adopted in 1931. Its music was credited to John Stafford Smith, who composed it in 1780. Additionally, Francis Scott Key wrote its lyrics in 1814.