DISCOURCE: Spreading the Light of Masonic Research No. 213: “The Star-Spangled Banner” Δ

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Spreading the Light of Masonic Research No. 213:

“The Star-Spangled Banner” Δ

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Announcement: We have a new YouTube Channel! See details at the end of this email.Here is our latest installment of research papers from Virginia Research Lodge No. 1777. If you would like to be added to the list, or have a friend who would like to be on the list, just send me an email or message. This week’s submission is from  Rt. Wor. Ray Soltis, Regional Provost for Region 10, entitled “The Star-Spangled Banner” which was presented as a Regional Provost Newsletter on May 1, 2023.

The Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education is collecting presentations to disseminate to the Brethren of Virginia. The Regional Provost for Region 10 has started a Regional Provost Newsletter to be sent to each Lodge.  This short paper discusses the American flag that was flown at Fort McHenry, which inspired Francis Scott Key to write, “The Star-Spangled Banner”. This flag was larger than other flags, as it had fifteen stars and fifteen stripes, one for each state. The next version of the flag went back to thirteen stripes for the original colonies, as it became obvious a new stripe for each state would make the flag too large.

If you enjoy these weekly papers, I highly recommend attending one of Virginia’s premier Research Lodges. Hearing a paper presented in person by the author, with the discussion afterwards, is a far superior experience to simply reading it for yourself. Also, there are papers presented in a Research Lodge that will never be made available online.Did you miss a paper? See all previous papers here: http://www.researchlodge.org/Lists/Spreading.