God Bless America

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"God Bless America" is an American patriotic song. It was written by Irving Berlin in 1918. The song was revised in 1938. The latter was recorded by Kate Smith; it became her signature song.[1]

In 1938, with the rise of Adolf Hitler, Berlin felt it was time to revive the song. On Armistice Day, 1938, Kate Smith performed the song on the radio.[2]

The song is played at Major League Baseball games.

Céline Dion and LeAnn Rimes did cover versions of the song.

References[change | change source]

  1. "God Bless America". Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm019.html. Retrieved Jul 18, 2016.
  2. "Kate Smith". The Flyers History. http://www.flyershistory.com/cgi-bin/kate.cgi. Retrieved Jul 18, 2016.