On Sept. 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem titled "The Defense of Fort McHenry." It was set to music and later became our nation's national anthem.

Few know anything beyond the first verse, but we offer all four verses here.

Complete version of "The Star-Spangled Banner," originally titled "The Defense of Fort McHenry," showing spelling and punctuation from Francis Scott Key's manuscript in the Maryland Historical Society collection.