In 1925, Tom Lee witnessed a boat capsize in the Mississippi River. Although he could not swim, he got in his boat and ventured out to save those who were drowning in the swift current. He was able to save 32 people (of the 55 aboard) that night. In 1954, Memphis moved to name the riverfront park after Tom Lee, which is where all of the #MemphisInMay
events are located.
When I think of Tom Lee, I am reminded of John 15:13 "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends." #Memphis #MEM #Love