The Star Spangled Banner by the 2nd Armored Division Band – 1970’s

The Star Spangled Banner by the 2nd Armored Division Band – 1970’s
The by the Band – 1970’s

This rendition of America’s is performed by the based in , . Also known as the “Hell on Wheels Band,” they were originally part of Colonel George S. Patton’s tank command during .

When not performing The Star Spangled Banner, the 2nd Armored Division Band were charged with “headquarters defense of base operations” under the command of the 502d Adjutant General Company.

, located in Kileen, Texas initially opened in 1967 and was, in fact, built on 500 acres of Fort Hood land donated around . The curriculum caters primarily to military studies.

The Star Spangled Banner, a Francis Scott Key poem grafted onto a popular British drinking song called “To Anacreon in Heaven,” was originally adopted by the US Navy in 1889. It was proclaimed the national anthem by a congressional resolution and was signed into law by President Herbert Hoover in 1931.

In the United States, it would became the custom that before large sporting events or when a television channel would sign-on or sign-off for the evening, the National Anthem would be played.


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