5 Great Things: Back the Blue, Day of Prayer

5 Great Things: Back the Blue, Day of Prayer

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - This week the Mid-South is taking their appreciation for the men and women in blue to new heights. Here are the five great things that happened this week.

From paying their meal tabs at area restaurants, to opening up their homes as "cop stops" for food and prayer, Memphians have truly shown their appreciation for the men and women in blue.

Memphis Day of Prayer

Faith-based leaders across the city of Memphis came together at Memphis city hall to pray for peace in the city.

"That's one of our expectations today, that prayer will cause a shift in not only what's taking place in Memphis, but all over our country," Pastor Gina Stewart said.

Orange Mound history tour

One of the first planned subdivisions in America for African Americans is right here in Memphis and the Blues City Cultural Club is behind a youth-guided tour of the area called "This Is Orange Mound"

Travel and Leisure Magazine named River Inn in Harbor Town among the top 100 hotels on the entire planet! The Inn has also been rated by TripAdvisor as a number one hotel in Memphis.

Bradon Luellen, a 19-year-old artist and Whitehaven High School honors grad, is using his paintings to express what words cannot convey. He hopes to sell a recently completed series of paintings entitled "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" and start a scholarship in his late cousin's name.

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