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“If you read or listen to all the words in all four stanzas of ‘The Star Spangled Banner,’ you’ll find that there are three words missing. The Words ‘United States’ and the word ‘America’ are never mentioned in the song. The U.S. Congress didn’t make the song the official anthem of the U.S. until 1931 – 117 years after it was written.”

Source: Robby Casteel’s Personal Web Site

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