Star-spangled banner celebrates 80th birthday

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March 3, 2011, 8:13 am
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(NECN) - America is marking the 80th birthday of the Star-Spangled Banner as our national anthem.

With some help from our Suffolk in the City reporter Paul Davis Lyons, we figure out what people on the streets of Boston know about the song's history.

Tags: Boston, Birthday, national anthem, Suffolk in the City, Paul Davis Lyons, Star-spangled banner
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