Steven Foster Memorial Day
As of the January of 67’, Stephen Foster Memorial Day has been observed in the United States. Songs that he wrote are still covered by various artists, Oh! Susanna is probably the most well-known of his songs. He was considered "the father of American music".
There are two state parks named in Foster's honor: the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Florida and Stephen C. Foster State Park in Georgia. Both parks are on the Suwannee River (not far from me actually).
If you make a cover of one of his songs please share it with us.