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God Bless America

The song, God Bless America, was written by Irving Berlin in 1918. It wasn't right for the project he was working on at that time. It laid around forgotten for 20 years. In 1938 Kate Smith sang it at a 20 year Aniversary of the 1st World War event. This was a time when many Americans were thinking that a war in Europe could happen again. Here is a very dramatic video of Kate Smith singing this classic song for the first time, Click Here

 

You might recognize a few old time movie stars in this short video, George Murphy and Ronald Reagan appear at the end of it.

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Taken on April 6, 2011