Mudcat Café message #3214176 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31521   Message #3214176
Posted By: Joe_F
28-Aug-11 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: American National Anthem
Subject: RE: American National Anthem
The action of Congress in calling "The Star-Spangled Banner" the national anthem was not the result of any deliberation or contest. It was merely the ratification of what everybody knew. Long before (e.g., during W.W. I), people were beaten up for not standing when it was played.