Memorial Day, A Time to Remember Our Veterans:
Monsignor John G. Bishop
Austin Caruso, Sr.
Fr. Phil Halstead
Dr. Jack Michels
Stanley “Moe” Morelewski
Eleanor “Pat” Wilson
Reflections of gratitude for those who served in the military from St. James Cathedral, Jubilee, Parish Newsletter, Summer 1995, vol. 21 #3.
President Lyndon B. Johnson, the first president ever to sleep in Orlando, stayed at the Cherry Plaza just around the corner from the Buning's family home on Lake Eola during his 1964 campaign visit. Alice Buning remembers competing with her brother, Rick Buning, to see who could shake President Johnson's hand the most. Alice confirms for the record that she knows she shook President Johnson's hand four times before the President made his way to Colonial Drive for his 9:30 am campaign address. Alice's mother, Joan Buning, also shares her fond memories of the Cherry Plaza Hotel and significant downtown landmarks in this excerpt from an oral history interview with the Bunings on April 21st, 2011.