History of American Flag: For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation's strength and unity. It's been a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. And the American Flag has been a prominent icon in our national history. Here are the highlights of its unique past...
Really awesome video - First singing of "God Bless America" - Irving Berlin Never published, 22 years before - way back in 1917. He gave it to Kate Smith and she worked with her studio orchestra. She and Irving Berlin were not sure how the song would be received by the public, but both they would not take any profits from God Bless America . Any profits would go to the Boy Scouts of America. Over the years, the Boy Scouts have received millions of dollars in royalties from this song.
10/26/13 Navy Petty Officer 1st Class (Ret.) Generald Wilson belted out “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch of World Series game three on Saturday night. “You’ve got to be in the song,” he explained. “You’ve got to know why that flag is waving and understand the people who keep it flying. You’ve got to understand what it means and what made it so important.” Just Try Not to Get Chills During Navy Petty Officer’s World Series Rendition of ‘God Bless America’....beautiful.
Kate Smith introduces God Bless America, Originally written in 1917 by Irving Berlin but not published until Kate (the "fat" lady) went to him seeking a song to perk up the depressed American public (1940). All proceeds go to the Boy Scouts who are still reaping the royalties from the inspirational song. As we argue and bicker...maybe we should pause and, heaven forbid, work together for the betterment of all.