Kate Smith’s Family Upset Over ‘God Bless America’ Ban
Kate Smith's family says they're heartbroken over the uproar that's resulted from two sports teams banning her version of the classic song “God Bless America" from playing in their arenas. A statue honoring the late singer stood near the arena where the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team plays. The statue was removed under the cover of darkness and without any public announcement. Kate's niece, Suzy Andron, was being interviewed by KYW-TV when she found out the statue was gone.