Boston Cops Belt Out Incredible Rendition of 'God Bless America,' Just in Time for Fourth of July

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It was a scene right out of "Carpool Karaoke" recently as two Boston police officers belted out "God Bless America" in their squad car in a rendition that has become an internet sensation. 

The strong performance by Officers Kim Tavares and Stephen McNulty is getting the internet into the spirit of Independence Day. 

"It felt like God gave us this voice and that is the song that came to mind," Tavares told Inside Edition. 

McNulty added: "We both have backgrounds in music but we never sung together."

The viral video was the perfect way to kick off the Fourth of July holiday. In addition, this year happens to be the 100th anniversary of the patriotic hymn. 

Many renditions of the song have been mastered by popular artists like Lady Gaga, Celine Dion and Marc Anthony. 

"God Bless America" was written by Berlin in the summer of 1918.  He called it "a thank you from an immigrant who made good."

The song actually sat in a drawer for 20 years until Kate Smith showcased it for the movie "This Is the Army" in 1943.

In the '40s, Berlin gave the royalties of the song to the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts of America, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars for the two organizations. 


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