Tom Lee Day
This is the day, designated by the City of Memphis, to remember the heroism and selflessness of our own real American hero, Tom Lee as braved the current of Mississippi to save 32 people from drowning after a ship capsized in 1925, though he could not swim.
We will celebrate winners of the 2nd Annual Tom Lee Poetry Contest on May 8th, Tom Lee Day! His courageous spirit lives on in the hearts of those who know and share his story, and in the newly renovated park, that will be a place of gathering, learning, and enlightenment for all who visit.
Three amazing high school students have embodied his spirit in their winning poems, and we can’t wait to his name and legacy.