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Sun, Oct 10, 2010

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.10.10)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

'The America’s Challenge competitors afforded Richard and Carol the ceremonial first position in the competition order. As per tradition, the US National Anthem was played and at the end of the anthem, competitors, officials, and spectators released white balloons carrying aloft good wishes and prayers for Richard and Carol. On the launch platform, Richard’s brothers Benny and Louis and Carol’s husband John, daughter Heather, and grandson Ryan released the first two balloons. In the background glowed two splashes of color – Richard Abruzzo’s hot air balloon “Peak Express” and Carol Rymer Davis’ hot air balloon “Raggedy Ann.”'

Source: A portion of the statement accompanying the launch of the America's challenge balloon race... recognizing the loss of two exceptional balloonists.

FMI: www.balloonfiesta.com/GasTracking/2010/

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