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Coast visitors sing national anthem for National Anthem Day

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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Monday may be Lundi Gras to people along the Gulf Coast, but to the rest of the country it's National Anthem Day. On this day 83 years ago, President Herbert Hoover signed a bill designating the "Star Spangled Banner" as the official national anthem of the United States.

The Star Spangled Banner was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 after he witnessed the British attack on Baltimore Harbor. The sight of the American flag flying over Fort McHenry inspired his legendary words.

WLOX News found some visitors on the Biloxi Tour Train who were more than happy to sing the national anthem for us. The visitors were from Ohio and Michigan. We even had a few Canadians join the chorus!

Mobile users watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1mQzjvr

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