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AirDOGGe
09-20-2011, 10:31 PM
........ Memorial Planned For Sunday ........


The City of Reno says it plans to hold a memorial service this Sunday to remember those lost in Friday's accident at the Reno National Air Races. The public ceremony will be held at Idlewild Park in Reno at 6:00 pm.

sandramore
09-20-2011, 10:36 PM
I'll be there. Who else is going?

AirDOGGe
09-20-2011, 11:16 PM
I won't be able, but I have to do something....


...So, I made this.... It's the LEAST I can do:

http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/3383/losttotheworld1.jpg

De Camara
09-20-2011, 11:18 PM
Sweet!

Shawn Aro
09-20-2011, 11:46 PM
i am gonna try to make it Shawn

wolfee
09-21-2011, 12:10 AM
Sadly, I will not be able to make it on Sunday. I have to work. But I will be there in spirit.

Sandra, I will call tomorrow noonish.

Wolfee.

sandramore
09-21-2011, 01:08 AM
Sadly, I will not be able to make it on Sunday. I have to work. But I will be there in spirit.

Sandra, I will call tomorrow noonish.

Wolfee.

I'll talk to you then. :)

Hans Oberev
09-23-2011, 08:31 AM
Sandra, what about making arrangements for AAFO's to meet up somewhere in Reno after the memorial services. The Imperial Bar on Arlington downtown would be my first choice. Has a hanger feel with cool rafters and brick...they have good appetizers, flat screens etc. We could sign in and create a data base of AAFO members living in Reno. We may need to mobilize this chapter for a PR campaign down the road to make a case for keeping the air races alive.

sandramore
09-23-2011, 08:37 AM
Sounds good to me. I think after the service we'll need each others company. How's parking at the Imperial?

I also agree that we're likely to be needed to help RARA keep the races alive.


Sandra, what about making arrangements for AAFO's to meet up somewhere in Reno after the memorial services. The Imperial Bar on Arlington downtown would be my first choice. Has a hanger feel with cool rafters and brick...they have good appetizers, flat screens etc. We could sign in and create a data base of AAFO members living in Reno. We may need to mobilize this chapter for a PR campaign down the road to make a case for keeping the air races alive.

Hans Oberev
09-23-2011, 08:45 AM
It will be Sunday night. Should be street parking near. Street Vibration crowd should be on their way out of Dodge. Maybe not wear an air racing hat at the memorial but certainly would be a way to identify each other at the Imperial.

sandramore
09-23-2011, 08:52 AM
It will be Sunday night. Should be street parking near. Street Vibration crowd should be on their way out of Dodge. Maybe not wear an air racing hat at the memorial but certainly would be a way to identify each other at the Imperial.

I'll be at the memorial wearing an aviation t-shirt. wolfee can tell you, I'm easy to spot. Look for really long hair. lol

AirDOGGe
09-23-2011, 10:20 AM
You could wear an event hat TO the memorial, then take it off when you arrive or when appropriate. The races are no pariah..at least not yet, and hopefully never.

Ramjets
09-23-2011, 03:02 PM
Rescheduled appointments...my wife and I will be attending. For those who can make it, we look forward to meeting you guys 'n gals.

Craig

split-s
09-23-2011, 04:32 PM
Likewise, the wee wifey and I will be at both. We're looking forward to meeting the Flightline crew.

How about it, Bigger Al?

$

Don't be confused by the Arlington Bar on E 4th.

cdtpf60
09-23-2011, 06:41 PM
i wont be there in body ..but i'll be there in spirit

GregS
09-23-2011, 07:57 PM
Sounds good...will make it unless weird works happens...

Greg

sandramore
09-24-2011, 11:40 AM
:1zhelp:
Can someone who's going please be sure to bring a camera? Victor has had his artwork printed. I'm going to pick it up, frame it and bring it with me to the memorial. He'd like to have photos of it at the memorial service, and my camera is dead.

TenThirtyTwo
09-24-2011, 01:14 PM
I will be there. I will bring camera. 6'3" wearing Rare Bear hat until the memorial.

Ramjets
09-24-2011, 02:05 PM
:1zhelp:
Can someone who's going please be sure to bring a camera? Victor has had his artwork printed. I'm going to pick it up, frame it and bring it with me to the memorial. He'd like to have photos of it at the memorial service, and my camera is dead.

Done!:thumbsup:

sandramore
09-24-2011, 03:33 PM
Wonderful. Victor, I have the poster. It's in a silver frame and I picked up an easel to sit it on. It's gorgeous, I think you'll be pleased.

Coyote Chris
09-24-2011, 09:23 PM
I have no idea what kind of coverage the local media will do on this that I can get on the web, but I am sure the folks here that are going will do a great job...thank you....

sandramore
09-25-2011, 02:31 PM
Details on the memorial for those who are going. I'm to go early, and try to find a spot for Victor's poster. I may need some help getting the poster - it's framed at like 28"x36" - since they want us to park at Reno High, and they'll likely have the area around the park roped off.

Hopefully, I can find a spot close enough to drop it off and then go park, but just in case, does someone want to meet me at Reno High at say 5:30?

Public memorial this evening for victims of Reno Air Races crash

A public memorial service for victims of the Sept. 16 crash at the National Championship Air Races will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Idlewild Park arboretum in Reno. The arboretum is located at the east end of the park between the pond on Idlewild Drive and the Truckee River.

The city plans to dedicate a tree in the arboretum to victims.

City officials are asking people to park at Reno High School, 395 Booth St. Participants can walk or take a free RTC shuttle to the park.

At the service, volunteers will hand out candles, and a large banner will be available for mourners to sign.

sandramore
09-25-2011, 03:13 PM
Thanks, everyone, we've got that sorted out. See you at 6:00pm!

sandramore
09-25-2011, 09:18 PM
Victor, the poster was a hit. It drew everyone to it.

Someone local should tape Channel 8 news, as they spoke to both RamJets and I. I don't currently have the ability to tape things off the tv... Hopefully, we made you proud, Wayne. :)

Ramjets
09-25-2011, 11:42 PM
Hey, Sandra & Split-S, we made it back to our room, but not in time to see any of the news footage. I hope someone recorded it. Sandra put on quite a dog-and-pony show. She did "The Effort" proud. I just hope they broadcast it!

The turn out was good, but frankly, I was a little disappointed. I would estimate about 200-300, including "security" and "media". But, everyone there were very, very attentative and reverent for the occassion!!!!! And, Victor, yeah the growd went gaga over the poster!!!!!

I'll post pics upon my return home late Monday. Meantime, it was was a real pleasure to meet Sandra and Split-S, face-to-face. I look foward to meeting others soon.

Best...
Craig

DWYER
09-26-2011, 08:09 AM
I hope everything went very well. Sorry I couldn't make it to the memorial.
I would like to see pictures though.

sandramore
09-26-2011, 09:02 AM
The footage they did use was of Craig. Way to go Ramjets. :D

Hans Oberev
09-26-2011, 09:09 AM
how do you post a picture? I looked up what a URL is!! I have a picture of last nights memorial service which is now located on my computer. It's a good pic with Victor's picture visible over the shoulder of several red jacket retired Marines and Mayor Bob Cashell in the upper left with families.

FENCELINER
09-26-2011, 09:36 AM
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=J7&Date=20110925&Category=EVENTS05&ArtNo=109260802&Ref=PH&Item=0&odyssey=mod|mostpopphotos

sandramore
09-26-2011, 09:38 AM
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=J7&Date=20110925&Category=EVENTS05&ArtNo=109260802&Ref=PH&Item=0&odyssey=mod|mostpopphotos

The photo gallery leads off with a picture of Victor's memorial piece. :)

sandramore
09-26-2011, 09:58 AM
Victor's memorial piece, front page of the Sparks Tribune.

http://dailysparkstribune.com/

And the article that goes with it.

Biker gang killing doesn't stop Air Races memorial (http://dailysparkstribune.com/view/full_story/15670900/article-Biker-gang-killing-doesn%E2%80%99t-stop-Air-Races-memorial?instance=home_news_right)

Washington Post - Hundreds mourn air race victims at Nev. memorial (Hundreds mourn air race victims at Nev. memorial)

Reuters - Nevada air race crash victims mourned in Reno (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/26/us-aircrash-memorial-nevada-idUSTRE78P0DT20110926)

MSNBC - Reno air crash memorial: 'a lot of people feeling just numb' (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44661881/ns/today-today_news/t/reno-air-crash-memorial-lot-people-feeling-just-numb/)

These articles are echoed by papers all across the world.

sandramore
09-26-2011, 10:07 AM
News broadcast. It appears to be the only one available.

KTVN, Channel 2 - Memorial Service in Reno for Air Race Victims (http://www.ktvn.com/story/15546115/memorial-service-in-reno-for-air-race-victims)

Fawkes
09-26-2011, 11:29 AM
KOLO TV has a segment up on their site (at least they did earlier). The reporter was extremely positive in her reporting and quoted Sandra (yay you!) heavily. Felt it really struck the balance between grief and resolve.

kolotv.com - front page on the right under the current happenings area.

James

Ramjets
09-26-2011, 02:38 PM
The Associated Press and Reuters took off with the story. It's made its way to the Washington Post in D.C.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/hundreds-mourn-air-race-victims-at-nev-memorial/2011/09/26/gIQAzEGFzK_video.html

If the Washington Post doesn't work, the same commentary is on YouTube. Type Air Race Memorial and it'll pop up first on the list.


We did what we could to further "The Cause". Only time will tell.

sandramore
09-26-2011, 02:46 PM
We did what we could to further "The Cause". Only time will tell.

Agreed. I think we did our best to express our trust in and love for Jimmy, how devastating it is for our entire air race family to have members injured and killed, but how confident we are that this awful accident won't happen again and therefore isn't a reason for ending the races.

I had the opportunity to hug Brian Elvin. I told him that we are all here for him and his family, and we'll do everything we can for them.

Now I guess we wait and try to do some healing ourselves.

And thanks for the hugs, Ramjets, you helped me hold it all together yesterday.

Ramjets
09-26-2011, 05:48 PM
Just so everyone doesn't think we were all morose the entire time . . .
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9192/atimperialbar.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/atimperialbar.jpg/) http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7915/atimperialwposter.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/13/atimperialwposter.jpg/)

From the right, Susan and "Ramjets" Chester, Sandra "Pit Lizard" More, Craig "Split-S" Smith and his lovely wife, Shirley. How many did we hoist to Jimmy?...I can't say, but my arm was sore this morning! Didn't Victor's poster dress up really cool with the matting and frame? Good job, Sandra!!!!!

Oh, and hell ya' Girl, you rocked in that interview!!!!

split-s
09-27-2011, 08:32 PM
Thanks for posting those pics, RJs. We are glad to have met you and Susan and Sandra and hope to see you again before too long.

I hope other Flightliners will make themselves available in the future as well. I'm more likely to be civil online if I meet you in person. ;)

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MMPerk
09-29-2011, 01:31 PM
I went to the memorial as well. I took a few pictures, and I also made an audio recording. I'll post the pictures soon, and I'll check with Wayners about uploading the audio file for those that wish to hear it.

While there were less people than what I expected, it provided for a more private setting.

LP

sandramore
09-29-2011, 02:22 PM
I went to the memorial as well. I took a few pictures, and I also made an audio recording. I'll post the pictures soon, and I'll check with Wayners about uploading the audio file for those that wish to hear it.

While there were less people than what I expected, it provided for a more private setting.

LP

I was amazed to discover that Mike Alger can sing. For non-Renoites, he's Channel 2 News' weatherman.

MMPerk
09-30-2011, 06:47 AM
I was amazed to discover that Mike Alger can sing. For non-Renoites, he's Channel 2 News' weatherman.


That surprised me too, as well as seeing Reverend Gene, almost a year ago to the day of the memorial he married my friends.

I'm sure that I saw you setting up the easel with Victor's tribute, before things got started.

I should have some of the pictures posted at the end of the day.

LP