….Old Hickory said we could take ’em by surprise
If we didn’t fire our muskets ’til we looked ’em in the eye
We held our fire ’til we see’d their faces well.
Then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave ’em … well
Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn’t go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn’t catch ’em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.**
This is the whole ceremony from the 8th of Jan this year. Several shots of our group in this. About 1.5 hours long, it was very cold and windy that day. (Ed. Note: it must have been bone cold as you can hear Gwen Thompkson of WWNO . NPR Radio muttering about the cold under her breath.)
Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve also posted a short video of our men hoisting up the flag. That was some undertaking!