The tradition I carry on is performing music from the American Songbook.
For the past 7 years I have spent my 4th of July singing classic rock and roll for seniors in nursing homes.
Songs from Elvis, Hank Williams, The Supremes, Ray Charles bring back memories of happier days in their life and my life.
I am blessed to have a gift that I can share with the elders who have lived their lives building our country.
Their is usually a cookout so the spirit of good old hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill keep the 4th of July.
I live in Albany NY where each year we have a concert with headliners like The Temptations or Grand Funk Railroad and after 20,000 people get to