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Johnson Beach… why you should celebrate it on April 17

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by brent

Annual event celebrates the life of Pfc. Rosamond Johnson, who was killed in the Korean Conflict at the age of 17 while attempting to save the lives of three fellow soldiers

PERDIDO KEY, FLA. (April 17, 2015) — Pfc. Rosamond Johnson Jr. was only 15 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. At 17, he saved two lives before losing his own life in the Korean War. Johnson, a light weapons infantryman from Escambia County in Florida, had already pulled two wounded fellow soldiers out of the line of enemy fire, and was returning to save a third, when he was fatally wounded at the 38th Parallel, which separated North Korea and South Korea. He was the first African-American soldier from the Pensacola Bay Area to be killed in the war, and is renowned for his heroic sacrifice.

Rosamond Johnson Day will be celebrated Saturday, May 2, at his namesake, Rosamond Johnson Beach, on the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Perdido Key. Tributes to Johnson will begin at 10 a.m. at the Star Pavilion as community leaders, pastors and Johnson’s family members will speak about his life and his valiant heroism. The public event, held annually on the first Saturday in May, will conclude at about 1 p.m. Park fees will be waived for those attending.

“It is so critical for young people to know the history surrounding where they grew up and to feel like they have a foundation, especially for a place that is known more for beach balls and fun and sand,” said Alison Davenport, who was instrumental in setting up the official celebration and making it an annual event.

Davenport is the former chair of the Perdido Key Chamber and Visitor Center board of directors, and her daughter grew up playing on Rosamond Johnson Beach. She said young people and others need to know the history of the beach and the significance of the young man it was named for.

“Those who come will be moved,” Davenport said. “They’ll leave with the recognition of commitment at a very early age…. To me, it’s about learning your roots and holding on to the meaningful parts, the beautiful parts, of our history.”

Johnson was killed on July 26, 1950, two years to the day after President Truman issued an executive order banning racial discrimination in the U.S. armed forces. Johnson had enlisted in the Army around the time of the executive order. He was awarded the Purple Heart on Aug. 21, 1950.

The Korean War took place during the era of segregation in the United States, at a time when beaches along Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key were segregated. What is now known as Rosamond Johnson Beach was one of the few beaches in the area that were open to African-Americans during segregation.

After the Korean War, the county-owned beach recreation area was named after Johnson, at the suggestion of the Sunset Riding Club, which leased the land for the use of bathing, beach and recreational facilities for “colored citizens.” The lease ended in 1956, but the name Rosamond Johnson Beach stayed, to honor Johnson’s life, heroism and valiant sacrifice for his country. The beach became part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore in 1973.


A monument honoring Johnson was erected at Rosamond Johnson Beach in 1996. The memorial stone reads: “He stands in the unspoken line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings.”

Rosamond Johnson’s mother still resides on Belmont Street in Pensacola. She and Rosamond’s brother and sister and other family members attend Rosamond Johnson Day every year to honor his memory and legacy. “It’s a beautiful event … one which few people leave dry-eyed,” Davenport said.

The Rosamond Johnson Day celebration is hosted by the Perdido Key Visitors Center & Chamber of Commerce. For more information and details about this event call 800-328-0107 or visit the website at

Pensacola, called the City of Five Flags because it has been under the rule of Spain, France, Britain, the Confederacy and the United States, has a strong multicultural heritage. Visit Pensacola, the tourism agency for Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key, recently published a multicultural brochure focusing on the cultural heritage, places of interest and events in the Pensacola Bay Area. The brochure is online at

Carrie Underwood introduces the world to her son Isaiah

Posted on: March 29th, 2015 by brent

The Predators are in the playoffs! Just waiting to get called up! #PutMeInCoach

A photo posted by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on

Dobby’s Home Grown Honey

Posted on: March 25th, 2015 by brent

Check out Dobby the Intern’s song about “honey”… good to fight allergies.

Runny Nose <—– Click Play

Love Tweets

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by brent

As Read by Justin Moore: Joey Mcknight Justin moore   As read by Scotty McCreery - Jenny_17 Scotty McCreery As read by Maddie and Tae - Natalie Chism Maddie and Tae  


As read by Scotty McCreery - Jennifer Smith Scotty McCreery

As read by Dustin Lynch – Jedi Tweet Dustin Lynch

As ready by Justin Moore - tyler boonmast Justin Moore

As read by Dustin Lynch -Freak for Trace Dustin Lynch

@morganwhitlow   Jan 30
Crazy to think it’s almost two years with @Thatglasskid_ Time flies when you’re in love #LoveTweetsCC987
As read by Maddie and Tae - Morgan Whitlow Maddie and Tae
Darren Ward says – Theresa, I’m glad I didn’t miss the dance ! I LOVE YOU !!
As read by Dustin Lynch - Dustin lynch Daryn Ward

6 Song Country Mash-up

Posted on: January 9th, 2015 by brent

You have to check this out…  6 songs separated at birth?

Here’s the song list:

“Sure Be Cool If You Did”- Blake Shelton
“Drunk on You”- Luke Bryan
“Chillin’ It”- Cole Swindell
“Close Your Eyes”- Parmalee
“This is How We Roll”- Florida Georgia Line
“Ready, Set, Roll”- Chase Rice

These are some of your favorite artists and they have all been top songs… Is Sir Mashalot being a little harsh?


Teach your kids about Christmas by looking around your livingroom

Posted on: December 24th, 2014 by brent

It is meant to be read on Christmas Eve.

The symbolism of Christmas is likely in the room with you. As you look around you will find items that point to Christ the Savior Born on Christmas Day.

The star on the top of the Tree represents the Star of David, guiding Wise-men, Shepherds, and even the animals of the fields to worship Jesus. Just as you have traveled to be here tonight, when you look at the Star on the top of this tree remember the Wisemen who traveled nearly three years to see the Christ Child, because of a Star as a beacon of greatness given to man.

The lights of the Tree represent the night sky that the Shepherds saw while they where watching their flocks.  That night it was cold and clear and in the twinkling lights of the tree you should be reminded of the sky that would be filled with a “multitude of heavenly hosts” represented by the ornaments.  The significance of the Angels in the tree is important.

The Tree itself should serve as a reminder of the wood and pine bows that made up the stable where Jesus was born.  The manger was not a bed, but rather it was a stable… barely a shelter for animals.  Jesus was born a VERY common man.

Then of course there are presents under the Tree.  These presents represent the finest gifts the travelers from a far brought to give the baby Jesus.  Frankincense, Gold, and Myrrh were very valuable.  They were the finest things the travelers had to offer.  Remember they were given to a baby in a wooden manger.   The finest gifts in the land were given to a child born, not a palace,  not in a home, but in a barn.  The wisemen are called wisemen because of the divine wisdom that miraculously guided them over a thousand miles.  He was no ordinary Child.  Each of these gifts are celebration of giving the very best to those that we care about.  A gift in the spirit of Christmas is given to represent the “finest” things we have to offer.

That we are gathered here tonight symbolizes the night that Christ was born.  The symbols of the Wisemen and the Shepherds are represented in our house tonight by our guests.  Our family represents the inn keeper who offered the only room he had to give to Joseph and Mary. It is the fulfillment of the representation of Christmas that families gather on this night.  It is the celebration of Christ’s 2045th birthday.  Whereever you are on Christmas you represent someone who was present that night in Bethlehem.  Even our animals gather in the presence of Christ tonight.

Tonight, Christ is represented by the Bible placed before you.  It is the literal representation of the word of God.   Jesus who was born on this day would change the world over the next 33 years of his life.  In the Holy Bible, you will find the words in red that are the commands, counseling, and love that he gave the world, that has endured for more than 2000 years.    This is what the Celebration of Christmas is.  It is what I want it to be for my family. When you look around the room tonight and in the years to come.  See the real meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate.

-Brent Lane


2014 Manna Hat – Winner Announced

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by brent

Congrats to Dena Mathis from Baker… She is the winner of this year’s

Manna Hat Auction.  Winning bid $810.

I’m Brent Lane from the Cat Pak Morning Show at Cat Country 98.7 in Pensacola, FL. The Manna Hat, as it has come to be known, is all authentic autographs… I know because I collected them myself. So, why all this work just to sell the hat? The simple answer is Manna Food Pantriesof Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties needs the help. Cat Country 98.7 (WYCT-FM) is Pensacola’s Community Radio Station. We are family-owned and put community service first.

Manna Food Pantries began serving the hungry on January 3, 1983, then known as Manna Food Bank. Since then Manna have served over half a million people in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, from Century to Navarre. Manna has given out over 7,000 tons of food to hungry families in our communities. In the last year alone, Manna has served about 32,000 individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.Manna Food Pantries is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties of Northwest Florida. Manna is nonsectarian, community focused, volunteer supported and committed to the philosophy, “waste not, want not.” Manna believe’s that every person has a right to live free from hunger and that every person is to be treated with respect and dignity.

This year the need is particularly great. Please know that 100% of the proceeds this auction raises will go to Manna Food Pantries of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties so that those in need in Pensacola, Pace, Milton and the surrounding areas can continue to be taken care of.

Who’s Autograph is on the Hat? 
I will send you a signed certificate saying these are 100% Authentic Pics.

Location on the Hat
Lucy Hale
January 25, 2014 – Cordova Mall
Rear Bill
Scotty McCreery
March 2, 2014 – Saenger Theater Pensacola
Right Rear Bill
Jason Aldean
March 14, 2014 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
 Front Stack
Tyler Farr
March 14, 2014 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
 Left Rear Bill
Florida Georgia Line*
March 14, 2014 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
 Front Bill
Rodney Atkins
March 21, 2014 – Beulah Fest
 Right Bill
 Eli Young Band  April 26, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Left Stack
 Darius Rucker  April 26, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL Left Bill
 Dan + Shay  April 26, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Left Bill
 Jana Kramer  May 21, 2014 – Cat Country  Left Stack
 Hunter Hayes  May 30, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Right Front Bill
 Danielle Bradbery  May 30, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Right Bill
Zac Brown  June 5, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Left Dimple
 Dierks Bentley  July 3, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Front Bill
 Brothers Osborn  July 3, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Rear Stack
Chris Young  July 9, 2014 – NAS Pensacola Right Dimple
Chloe Channel  July 9, 2014 – NAS Pensacola  Right Rear Bill
 Josh Thompson  July 9, 2014 – NAS Pensacola  Right Stack
 Justin Moore  September 11, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Right Stack
 Thomas Rhett  September 11, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Rear Bill
 Miranda Lambert  September 11, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Top Dimple
David Nail  October 18, 2014 – Pensacola Interstate Fair  Rear Right Stack
Maddie and Tae  October 23, 2014 – Spring Hill Suites  Front Bill
 Craig Morgan  October 24, 2014 – Pensacola Interstate Fair  Front Stack
 Chase Bryant  November 11, 2014 – Juana’s Pagodas  Left Rear Dimple
 Kristian Bush  November 21, 2014 – Wild Greg’s  Right Stack

Brent flys with the Blue Angels

Posted on: November 1st, 2014 by brent

It was truly the most exhilarating ride of my life.  It gave me an appreciation for the training and precision flying that America’s Navy Fighter Pilots are capable of.  The Blue Angels inspire people all over America to aspire to be a Navy or Marine Pilot.  Maj. Miller took me up in #7 several years back… but I’ve never forgotten the experience and in 45 minutes came to understand that these are some of the best pilots America has to offer.

Halloween Story 2014

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by brent

It wasn’t as scary this year, but it did include a lot of country stars. Jerrod Neimann kicked it off and even Trisha Yearwood got in on the fun.

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Aaron Lewis apologizes for messing up the National Anthem

Posted on: October 27th, 2014 by brent