Sunday, May 29, 2011
Day One Hundred Forty Nine 2011
This is my 96 year old Aunt Joy Brown, reciting from memory the song/poem 'The Ragged Old Flag' this afternoon during the Memorial Day program in Gainesboro, Tennessee. She began doing this years ago and is always in great demand for these events. She made the Uncle Sam costume and used to tap dance in it before she fell and broke her hip a few years back. Now she tap dances holding on to her walker. She doesn't let anything keep her down, which is something I've always admired about her. The program today to honor veterans from Jackson County underscores the pride I already have in being an American. Hats off and heartfelt thanks to fallen soldiers who gave their lives defending our freedom.