4c Francis Scott Key Quote single
This American Credo issue stamp was issued to re-emphasize the ideals upon which America was founded and to honor those great Americans who wrote or uttered the credos. This stamp features a quotation from Francis Scott Key. The line is from Key’s poem “Defence of Fort M’Henry,” which was later put to song, named “The Star-Spangled Banner” and in 1931 was officially adopted as the national anthem of the United States. The stamp also features a small image of a cluster of star bursts and Key’s signature.
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