More than four decades ago, legendary actor John Wayne produced a patriotic television special called “Swing Out, Sweet Land.” In this clip that recently ended up on YouTube, dozens of the most famous singers and actors in history join together to sing America’s praises.
The show paid tribute to great Americans from history, such as Fredrick Douglass, President George Washington, and Mark Twain. In addition, it included re-creations of the most important moments in America’s founding, such as the debates our Founding Fathers had when developing the Constitution.
Joining him was Johnny Cash, Lorne Greene, Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, and many more. They joined together as Americans to sing “God Bless America.”
John Wayne and his group of patriots were doing this in response to the endless protests and riots which happened during the Vietnam War. Could you imagine anyone in Hollywood doing this today? This is epic: