St. Louis, Missouri - NRA's Meeting of Members opened this morning inside the Edward Jones — home of the National Football League's St. Louis Rams. The Meeting of Members is a once-a-year gathering where NRA Members have the opportunity to hear the Executive Staff's agenda for the coming year and pose questions to the committee.
Those walking onto the dais included General Operations Director Kayne Robinson, ILA Executive Director Chris Cox, Secretary Major Jim Land and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.
Following the opening prayer by NRA Board Member Susan Howard, the crowd was treated to a rousing rendition of the National Anthem by former Army Ranger and current Country Music star Keni Thomas. Next came the fun.
A tradition at the Meeting of Members is the recognition of the youngest and oldest life members. Those honors went to three year old Alexandra Miller of Indiana and ninety-five year old Wayne Burd of Lavaca, Arkansas.
Embracing the opportunity, Mr. Burd practically flew to the microphone and reminded the crowd to vote in the coming elections. That was enough to raise the people to their feet, fill the Edward Jones Dome with applause and put a smile on Mr. Burd's face.