When US national anthem and another foreign national anthem being played on US soil at a foreign cultural gathering does US anthem take precedence and it has to be played first?

Answer Typically the National Anthem is played first; however, the order of foreign anthems being played can vary depending on the protocol of the event.

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What does the U.S. national anthem mean?

The U.S. national anthem is "The Star-Spangled Banner." President Woodrow Wilson ordered it be played at both military and naval occasions in 1916. It was not until 1931 that an act of Congress des... Read More »

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Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the national anthem while aboard a British vessel during the shelling of Fort McHenry on September 13, 1814. The words were set to the British song "To Anacreon... Read More »

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