Photo borrowed from the Facebook page of the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Tex, the Longhorn steer, recently visited the USS Lexington on Corpus Christi Bay for a first-ever fundraiser for the WWII aircraft carrier. It was a show streamed live on the ship’s Facebook page from the flight deck and featured Brian Black and his band. Yes, he is related to Clint Black (brother) and plays country music. Tex was available for photos as he was saddled up, literally, for a good cause. This historic ship was closed for two months because of COVID-19 but it is now open for visitors.
In December the Lexington will host another fundraiser on the flight deck. This time it will be put on by the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) and will benefit charities that support the military and their families. The event will be professional bull riding right on the flight deck. Yes, real bull riding by real cowboys. Only in Texas!
Link to the Lexington website is here.
Ike Campaign Button
In 2012 I wrote a post about the controversy over the design of a planned memorial honoring the Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during WWII and 34th president, Dwight D. Eisenhowser. Frank Gehry was to be the architect. That post can be found here, “Will Ike like Frank?
The Eisenhower Memorial will be dedicated today after almost ten years of planning. It is located in Washington, D.C. near the National Mall. I think Ike would approve of the final design.
National Public Radio had an excellent description by Susan Stanberg with good photos. You can read her review or read it. The link is here at Eisenhower Memorial, NPR.
The “I like Ike” campaign button reminds us of a time when presidential campaigns were a bit tamer than the one facing us in 2020.