'Star-Spangled Banner' manuscript to join flag that inspired the song for the first time in DC

  • by: JESSICA GRESKO , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 8, 2014 - 10:11 AM

WASHINGTON — The original, handwritten manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the flag that inspired the song's lyrics will be displayed together at the Smithsonian in Washington, the first time the historic pieces are believed to have been shown side by side.

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