Special Gift I received from Afghanistan
Hello Friends and fans,
We hope you are having a blessed Christmas season! We must stat by saying how heartbroken we are for the victims and families in the horrific evil Connecticut School shooting. We are praying for comfort, as only Jesus can give, to all involved!
We want to share a very special gift we received with you! It is truly one of our most beloved and prized gifts ever! It came in a box from Afghanistan. It is an American Flag that was flown on a combat mission there! Here are the words on the certificate that came with it:
This American Flag is dedicated to Todd Herendeen and Band “My Name Is America Tour” Operation Enduring Freedom Mission Date 18 November 2012 This American Flag was Flown in Afghanistan on a combat mission in a OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Helicopter. It proudly flew in the face of the enemy and bears witness to the honor, loyalty and selfless service of the service members who have served, those who have lost their lives defending freedom and the spirit of the people of the United States of America.
The gentleman also sent a personal letter. You can see the photo of both below. Our words are useless in describing how we felt receiving this! To think one of our heroes would take time to do this for us, simply makes us have tears of joy! God Bless you Ayers Family, and all of our heroes serving! This box hangs proudly in our home. “My Name Is America” is always dedicated to you! View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TPgJSZf5Vw
As for other news, we recently got back from some shows up north and some visiting with family for the season. We even got to stop at B & K Enterprises Costume Company while In Indiana. They have all the original design spec for Elvis’s jumpsuits and all the rights from the original designers, Bill Belew and Gene Douchette. Gene still works for them on all the embroidery! B & K have done costumes for Movies, (3000 miles to Graceland, yep they did those jumpsuits!!) But not just Elvis costumes, singers stage wear and more. Butch & Kim are two of the nicest folks and we enjoyed the visit and stories! (We were there to get some costume goodies for the “Aloha From Hawaii” reproduction concert we are doing January 24th in Panama City Beach!) See a photo below. Check out their website at www.b-k-enterprises.com.
We don’t have anymore travel concert dates until January when we head for Georgia. But we do a lot of exciting shows scheduled in Panama City Beach! We have two Christmas shows at The Breakers Dinner/Showroom Dec 21 & 22. Then New Year’s Eve we are at The Holiday Inn Resort also in Panama City Beach, Fl. Jan 10 we do our annual Elvis birthday Tribute at the Ritz Theatre in Thomaston, GA. Jan 18 & 19 we are at the Breakers in PCB, FL for our regular full two part legends show. Jan 24th is the BIG “Aloha From Hawaii” 40th Anniversary Reproduction Concert. We will perform the entire Elvis Aloha From Hawaii 1973 Concert just as it aired via satellite. Jan 25, 26, 27 we will be in Apalachicola, FL at the Dixie Theatre performing our Tribute to the Legends show! Then every Thurs, Fri and Sat in February we will be at The Breakers Dinner/Showroom in Panama City Beach, FL with our Tribute to the Legends show! So you need to check out our SCHEDULE PAGE on www.toddallenshow.com to get ALL the Details!
If you haven’t watched our latest video of a tour of Philadelphia here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-VCaz6OUuI
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
The Todd Allen Herendeen Show