The Great River Road Commissioners toured through Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky along the Great River Road.
November 11, 2012, Veterans Day fell on a Sunday. Marshall Pennebaker wanted a gathering at Kentucky Veteran and Patriot Museum. We decided on the speaker together. It was Jess. He had always stood ramrod straight but he was starting to get fragile and he was self-conscience about being seen walking in front of a crowd. We helped him on-stage before the crowd arrived and sat him in a comfortable chair. Again, no one was disappointed!