Open line: Memorial Day, John Q. Hammons, Riverfest, Oklahoma tornado | Arkansas Blog

Open line: Memorial Day, John Q. Hammons, Riverfest, Oklahoma tornado

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THANKS: A veteran who attended the Memorial Day ceremony today in Army uniform at the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock was stopped by two young children as he left. They gave him this note.
  • THANKS: A veteran who attended the Memorial Day ceremony today in Army uniform at the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock was stopped by two young children as he left. They gave him this note.

The line is open. Finishing up. Thanks to Stu Soffer for the Memorial Day contribution.

* HOTEL DEVELOPER DIES: John Q. Hammons, the Springfield, Mo., hotel developer who left a mark on Arkansas, died at 94.

* RIVERFEST MEMORIES: Photographer Brian Chilson has a pile of them on Facebook.

* ALSO IN EVERYONE'S THOUGHTS TODAY: In addition to veterans, the tornado victims in Oklahoma.

LIFE UPROOTED: Jeff Dailey of Little Rock has been in Oklahoma compiling film and video images of the aftermath of the deadly tornado.
  • Jeff Dailey
  • LIFE UPROOTED: Jeff Dailey of Little Rock has been in Oklahoma compiling film and video images of the aftermath of the deadly tornado.

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