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The Origin of God Bless America

I found this article on the Internet without an author credit.  If you know who wrote the original, please let me know so I can give them credit. Until then, I will assume it is anonymous.   - Al Menconi, Al Menconi Ministries  Do you remember Kate Smith? Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said that when he and a million other guys first heard her sing God Bless America on the radio, they all pretended to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two. Here are the facts. The link at the bottom will take you to a video showing the very first public singing of God Bless America. But before you watch it, you should also know the story behind the first public showing of the song. The time was 1940. America was still in a terrible economic depression. Hitler was taking over Europe and Americans were afraid we'd have to go to war. It was a time of hardship and worry for most Americans. This was the era just before T