Gra-Y – 1969

When I was 10 years old my father was in Vietnam and my mom signed me up for a program called Gra-Y. It was a great program similar to scouting. One of our favorite things to do at Gra-Y was to play capture the flag. We also took an overnight trip to Memphis. This was my first trip without family. We went to the Memphis Zoo and stayed up all night at the YMCA. This photo was taken at a Gra-Y event. Tannen Hollenberg went on to become a CPA in Little Rock. I became a criminal lawyer and served as a deputy prosecutor for five years and have been a deputy public defender for over a decade. Sgt. Walter “Sonny” Simpson would eventually serve nine years as chief of the Little Rock Police Department, from 1977 to 1986.

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