The New York Mayor's Committee on the National Defense finds only 1 in 250 know all the words to the National Anthem. They have designated September 14 as a day for the whole nation to spend time memorizing the State Spangled Banner. In New York 1000 singers will visit the theaters to drill audiences, and sheet copies will be distributed in hotels, restaurants, trains and street corners. The Red Sox re-take the Series lead with a 2-1 victory over the Cubs.
"National Anthem Day Next Saturday," The Sun, New York, New York, September 8, 1918. Page 12, Column 2.