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Reference To American Revolution Deleted In Capitol Display

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A reference to the "Star Spangled
Banner" being used as a rallying cry during the American
Revolution has been deleted from a historical display at the
Kentucky Capitol.

Officials deleted the reference Thursday, after The Associated
Press reported the inaccuracy.

"That was a typographical error and we have corrected it," the
Rev. Herschel Walker, pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church in Corbin
who donated the exhibit, said in a telephone interview.

Francis Scott Key didn't write "The Star Spangled Banner"
until 1814, after a battle at Maryland's Fort McHenry.

Gov. Ernie Fletcher ordered the exhibit that includes the Ten
Commandments, the Magna Carta and the "Star Spangled Banner" to
be put on display Monday in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda.

On plaque about the national anthem, however, incorrectly stated
that: "Both the new song and the flag became known as 'The Star
Spangled Banner' and became a rallying cry for the American
patriots during the Revolutionary War."


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