Sue Jones she is the Coordinator of Outreach and Communications for the National Ranching Heritage Center
We talk with her today about this amazing Museum and all the work to bring the buildings all together and the individual history of each and all of them. We also talk about what an amazing place this is for your reunion.
National Ranching Heritage Center Experience the real West at this 27-acre museum and outdoor historical park established to preserve and interpret ranching history.
History: in 1966 Dr. Grover Murray and Dr. Curry Holden discuss Murray's idea for a living history ranch headquarters display. Texas Technological College administrators ask a planning committee to undertake a feasibility study on support and interest for a ranching exhibit. A "who's who" of area ranchers, businessmen and professional historians meet at the Pioneer Hotel to develop a support organization for a new museum representing ranching.
Chris Krimitsos, founder of Florida Podcasters Association, is a serial entrepreneur and community builder whose goal is to build Florida into the number one location for podcasting talent.
WHAT IS PODFEST? Podfest Expo is a community of people who are interested in and passionate about sharing their voice and message with the world through the powerful mediums of audio and video. We’re proud to unite as many people as possible to learn, get inspired, and grow better together. PODFEST.com flapod.org
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
On September 11, 2001, Stephen, who was assigned to Brooklyn’s Squad 1, had just finished his shift and was on his way to play golf with his brothers when he got word over his scanner of a plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Upon hearing the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and asked her to tell his brothers he would catch up with them later. He returned to Squad 1 to get his gear.
Stephen drove his truck to the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it had already been closed for security purposes. Determined to carry out his duty, he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, and raced on foot through the tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave up his life while saving others.
Stephen had everything to live for; a great wife, five wonderful children, a devoted extended family, and friends. Stephen’s parents were lay Franciscans and he grew up under the guiding philosophy of St. Francis of Assisi, whose encouraging and inspirational phrase “while we have time, let us do good” were words that Stephen lived by. Stephen’s life and heroic death serve as a reminder to us all to live life to the fullest and to spend our time here on earth doing good