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Old 26 March 2010, 08:22 PM
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The New York Times
July 11, 1940, Thursday
IRVING BERLIN SONG TO AID OUR YOUTH

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstra...DF405B8088F1D3

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Irving Berlin has established a trust fund for all royalties from his song hit "God Bless America"; which are to be used among the youth of America for patriotic purposes, it was announced yesterday.

The Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of America are the first organizations selected by the trustees ...
The 1940 date in the OP is clearly wrong, as the article notes that the song "was first introduced on a Kate Smith radio program in 1938."
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