Thanks Ron

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A friend of ours, all of ours Ron Withers has retired so we don't see him in the Rain very often. Fortunately we can keep up with his and Adrienne's active retirement on face book."

Ron reminds us yesterday was:

"Today marks another Anniversary of the Raising of the US Flag on Iwo Jima. Raised on February 23, 1945. If there was ever one photo that captured the hearts and souls of American's....this is the one!

Thanks Ron

That of course reminds us of:

 

Sad isn't it that the media skipped this!

Least we forget: http://www.iwojima.com/

 

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Bill

William J Archambault Jr

The Real Estate Investment Institute

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Brenda Archambault
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You are so right the media does not remember, nor want us to either.

February 24, 2011 10:22 AM
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Jason Sardi
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I miss Ron around these parts.

February 24, 2011 10:26 AM
Rainmaker
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Thanks Love!

Bill

February 24, 2011 10:35 AM
Rainmaker
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Jason,

He's avtive, very active on Facebook.

Bill

February 24, 2011 10:36 AM
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Gary Woltal
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Great video William. I do remember the Ira Hayes story but it was a good refresher.

February 24, 2011 11:28 AM
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Gary,

I first heard about Ira Hayes in boot camp. As I grew older I realized that his story is so uniquely American! No Americans were ever treated worse than our aborigines, no group! For more than half our history we shot them like vermin. But, just two generations later still being mistreated when the chips were down we all came together!

Ira Hays was an American hero! Where but America can we find such behavior? Where but America do even the lowliest come to the aid of every one just because they can? Ira Hays represents the best of America, his story though shows the worst.

Brenda reminds us yesterday was also when Sanaanna attacked the Alamo. Remember the Alamo! I say don't forget Ira Hays!

Bill

 

February 24, 2011 02:06 PM
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Mike Frazier
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Bill this is my first time seeing this video and hearing this story. I wish this type of history could be remembered by all Americans.

February 24, 2011 03:05 PM
Rainmaker
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Me too Mike!

Me too!

Bill

February 24, 2011 04:52 PM
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George Souto
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Bill thank you for the update on Ron.  I had not seen him blog for a number of months now, and did not realize that her had retired and moved on to a new phase in his life.

February 24, 2011 05:30 PM
Rainmaker
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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George,

You're welcome!

I miss Ron on real estate, too.

Bill

February 24, 2011 06:06 PM
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Bill ~ I've only been playing in the Rain just a little over a year and did not know Ron.  Glad he is enjoying his retirement.  I just loved the video of Ira.  Thanks for bringing that to our attention!

February 27, 2011 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Thanks Dawn!

Bill

February 27, 2011 11:09 AM
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Elizabeth Byrne
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Bill, what a wonderful tribute to Ira. It is sad that heroes like him have been forgotten. I live close to Iwo Jima Monument and Arlington Cemetery. I will be visiting Ira at section 34 soon to pay him my respects.

March 03, 2011 08:11 AM
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Bill,

This is a history lesson for me. I did  not kow the story. This is how the history becomes personal. Very personal

March 03, 2011 07:53 PM
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Elizabeth,

Enjoy! Sadly I haven't been their since I was 17. I've been to DC by privet plane many times, but never left the FBO/airport borrow a table for a few hours then fly home.

Bill

March 03, 2011 08:55 PM
Rainmaker
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Jon,

I'm glad you liked it, I've enjoyed your stories so much!

Bill

March 03, 2011 08:56 PM
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