Wow, September already! Feel free to do a labor day piece if you are one that likes to keep up with every holiday. Last year it didn't get many responses, so lets go with: FAVORITE BAND/MUSICIAN.
Thank you Jess, and whoever else suggested the theme of honoring a real American. And, in my opinion, he was a genuinely real "hero" of the best kind: An unassuming and accomplished patriot.
This work is a departure from my normal stuff. I'm not as accomplished in these kinds of things as most of you, and am regularly humbled by your skills. I am eager to see your contributions.