It, "The Star Spangled Banner," Started Here
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358
N 44° 24.632 W 103° 28.280
13T E 621711 N 4918607
Quick Description: On this parade ground in 1892 "The Star Spangled Banner" got its impetus to become the National Anthem.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 8/11/2007 2:17:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM1ZW1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
Colonel Caleb Carlton of the Eighth Cavalry was Post Commander (Fort Meade) and with his wife discussed the need for a National Air. At her suggestion he concluded that it should be The Star Spangled Bannerwhereupon he required that it should be played at retreat and at the close of parades and concerts. Carlton told the Governor of South Dakota, on a visit to Fort Meade, of the custom, and later the Governor convinced Governor Hastings of Pennsylvania to attempt to have the custom established among the state militia. A few months after discussing the matter with the Secretary of War, Daniel E. Lamont, Lamont issued an order requiring The Star Spangled Banner to be played at every Army post every evening at retreat. Col. Carlton further enforced respect for our national flag by having every one rise and remove their hats when the colors passed them. The Adjutant General designated it as The National Air, and in 1831, Congress declared it The National Anthem.
Marker Name: It Started Here

Marker Type: Other

Marker Text: Not listed

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