Connie Francis – God Bless America

Connie Francis – God Bless America – 

Although this song is usually associated with the wonderful Kate Smith many other singers of our day performed this song with love.  Enjoy this wonderful rendition of God Bless America by Italian American Connie Francis.

“God Bless America” is an American patriotic song written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. The later version has notably been recorded by Kate Smith, becoming her signature song.

“God Bless America” takes the form of a prayer (intro lyrics “as we raise our voices, in a solemn prayer”) for God’s blessing and peace for the nation (“…stand beside her and guide her through the night…”).

“America” was the official campaign song for Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940. At that time, the song represented cultural and religious tolerance.

During a live television broadcast on the evening of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, following addresses by then House and Senate leaders Dennis Hastert and Tom Daschle, members of the United States Congress broke out into an apparently spontaneous verse of “God Bless America” on the steps of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

On July 21, 2011, Smith’s version of the song was played as NASA’s final wakeup call for the space shuttle Atlantis (STS-135), capping the 30-year shuttle program.

“God Bless America” has been performed at home games of the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers.

At some Flyers’ home games, especially during big games and the playoffs, their main anthem singer, Lauren Hart, has sung “God Bless America” alternating lyrics with Kate Smith on a video screen. Kate Smith actually appeared in person to sing at select Flyers games, including their 1974 Stanley Cup clinching game against the Boston Bruins, to which she received a thunderous ovation from the passionate Philadelphia fans.

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