Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Chester "Memphis Gold" Chandler - Certificate of Appreciation
The County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland awards this Certificate to Chester Chandler in recognition and appreciation.
Chester Chandler aka “Memphis Gold” is an international bluesman who has brought the joy of music to hundreds of thousands of fans around the country, and around the world.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955, he has long time ties to the Silver Spring area. We recognize his courage as one of the heroic rescuers of survivors of the CSX train crash in Silver Spring in 1996.
Your love of country is well reflected by your proud military service in the United States Navy and your now frequent trips to perform for America’s soldiers and sailors at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and many other venues.
We salute you for your dedication to traditional music and your steadfast commitment to public service and to our community.
November 10, 2009