Below is a very nice letter we received for singing
the National Anthem for Midland's Tennis Classic this February 2012.
|Steps of the Jefferson Memorial
Summer 2010 National Festival of the States
|On the steps of the Capitol
We are back from DC safe and sound. We had a wonderful time sightseeing
and singing. We have a lot of stories to tell though - as our trip was certainly eventful.
Our bus broke down
on the way, but we did make it there, we were just late. While we had other bus troubles too, nothing seemed as bad as the
wretched heat! It was blistering HOT and HUMID, and there was a LOT of walking. So physically it was draining.
the excitement of being there, and performing and seeing some of the most honored places in our country made everything else
seem bearable. Congrats to all our ladies for hanging in there and being such good sports!
We had the honor of
singing for some of our country's heros at Vinson Hall Retirement Center as well as on the marble steps leading up to
the Jefferson Memorial. While it was fun and unique, it was also very hard to sing in the sun. But we had a good turn out
considering - and they hung with us and enjoyed our music. We were even blessed to have a group from Michigan happen by as
well. You should ask our ladies about getting to perform at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts!
guide took us through the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, Arlington National Cemetery, and Ford Theater among other
places. We got to see the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, along with most of the war memorials.
I believe the
highlight of our trip was having the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. That was awesome.
written by the web mistress - LeAnn
|Laying of the wreath at Arlington
Thank you to the following sponsors for their
support of our trip to DC!
Todd A. Anderson, DDS
Jeannette Benson Memorial
Catholic Federal Credit
Continental Rental, Inc.
Emcor, Inc. of Bay City
Jack's Fruit and Meat Market, Essexville, MI
Mary Garcia - raffle ticket prize
Meijer (Pine Street in Bay City)
Wayne R. Reder
Rowley Brothers, Inc.
Shotwell Builders Inc.
Stevens' Cycle Sales
Supreme Floor Covering, Inc.
One Credit Union
Wirt Stone Dock - Doug
John Chalmer Young