God Bless America

Thanks to Deacon Jim Martin for sharing this video.  It was 1976, during the Stanley Cup playoffs.  Jim passed along some things about this song that I didn’t know and maybe you don’t either.  Irving Berlin wrote it and Kate Smith made it famous.  Neither of them wanted to make any money off the song so all royalties, amounting to millions of dollars, go the Boy Scouts of America.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.  You may want to have a Kleenex handy.

http://www.youtube.com/v/GO3gPUn24FI?version=3

UPDATE

For all you sports fans, Deacon Ed Pantaloni passed along this web page that details the history of Kate Smith and the Philadelphia Flyers.

http://www.flyershistory.com/cgi-bin/kate.cgi

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