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Kate Smith - Original God Bless America

My wife found this and it brought tears to her eyes (and mine).... best rendition I ever heard. What ever happened to the simple times. Now it's polluted with lies, deceit, and garbage I'm sure our forefathers never saw coming or intended on.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 20, 6:05 PM
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Re: Kate Smith - Original God Bless America

She was a great singer.
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I won't lie, i cried all the way through. Terry
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Re: Kate Smith - Original God Bless America

you're right Kev. Simpler times are gone for good.

Unfortunately, politicians and community organizers have mastered the art of deceiving the American public. And far too many people have been duped into believing what they spew is true.

Almost forgot about the college professor. They should stick to educating our kids, not re-educating them.
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That was the old Philadelphia Flyers energy song back in the good old days
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Re: Kate Smith - Original God Bless America

It is said that she had "perfect pitch" in her voice and song. I do know that more than one company that made records and designed musical instruments used her efforts to make those things better.

Incredible woman, incredible song.

And, above all, GOD BLESS AMERICA!
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That was the old Philadelphia Flyers energy song back in the good old days <img src="https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumbsup" class="inlineimg" />
The Flyers Lauren Hart did a video duet with Kate during the home playoff games. It was totally awesome!!!!
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Re: Kate Smith - Original God Bless America

There was a statue of Kate at the Flyers home ice rink. They had to remove it because someone complained. I think it went to WildWood NJ. I hope it is still there.

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The Flyers Lauren Hart did a video duet with Kate during the home playoff games. It was totally awesome!!!!
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There was a statue of Kate at the Flyers home ice rink. They had to remove it because someone complained. I think it went to WildWood NJ. I hope it is still there.

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Those games and rivalries were awesome back then.

Rangers, Flyers, Bruins, Islanders, kept me glued to the TV.

Sitting in a packed Madison Square Garden for one of those games was a huge treat.
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Re: Kate Smith - Original God Bless America

Beautiful with the perfect amount of class...
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Beautiful with the perfect amount of class...
Couldn't agree more....
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Re: Kate Smith - Original God Bless America

" I'm sure our forefathers never saw coming or intended on."

Actually some did see it coming, or the possibility of it. Read George Washington's Farewell Address. He and his fellow writers had a clear view of how bad things could be.

https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php...age=transcript
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Re: Kate Smith - Original God Bless America

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That was the old Philadelphia Flyers energy song back in the good old days
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The Flyers Lauren Hart did a video duet with Kate during the home playoff games. It was totally awesome!!!!
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There was a statue of Kate at the Flyers home ice rink. They had to remove it because someone complained. I think it went to WildWood NJ. I hope it is still there.

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Those games and rivalries were awesome back then.

Rangers, Flyers, Bruins, Islanders, kept me glued to the TV.

Sitting in a packed Madison Square Garden for one of those games was a huge treat.
The Yankees after 9-11 used to play her version of "God Bless America" but had to stop playing it (and rightly so) because of her recordings of a racial song "pickaninny heaven" Even though I'll probably get slammed for saying this,I believe it was the right thing to do.

https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelph...-bless-america

The thing is most people never knew about what she did (including me) and who knows what her beliefs really were but hind-sight is 20-20 and when we do find out what has been said it is our responsibility to act on it.
Yes it was a simpler time but there were things happening that we never knew about and when we try to change those things people get PO'ed.But that doesn't mean it's not necessary.Like it or not we need to be aware that we can be insulting other people and then do something about it.That doesn't mean we can't still have a decent society and we should.
C & P'ed “The song naturally evokes a sense of pride for your country".And it still should but ours is not a perfect society and when it needs fixing we need to fix it.
I'm just trying to explain why it's not played at stadiums anymore not if it's right or wrong as I'm sure Kate Smith loved America and was patriotic.

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