Pioneer Log Homes Cedar Rocket rolls onto 2018 Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson Auction Block!

January 6, 2018

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The World’s Fastest Log Car will be go to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona later this month.

By Monica Lamb-Yorski, Jan. 5, 2018

Two years after emerging as the World’s Fastest Log Car, the Cedar Rocket is fulfilling its Williams Lake creators’ dream and will be auctioned this month to raise money for veterans groups.

“Often coined as the world’s most eco-friendly car, totally handcrafted over thousands of hours and inspired by the renewable resource of Mother Nature, this exclusive combination of electric, turbine and conventional wheel drive, is an example of ingenuity and a testament to the ability to create,” Bryan Reid Sr., founder and owner of Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. told the Tribune.

Reid and his long-time friend Gerald Overtron Sr., designed the car together, using a single section of a Western Red Cedar harvested near Bella Bella, B.C.

Last week Reid left Williams Lake to take the log car to Barrett-Jackson Auction Company in Scottsdale, Arizona where it will be sold to the highest bidder on Friday, Jan. 19.

From the very beginning, it was always the intention to donate 100 per cent of the auction proceeds exclusively to veterans groups, including the Royal Canadian Legion, the National Medal of Honor Museum Federation and Yellow Ribbon America, Reid explained.

Asked if he is sad to give it up, he responded with an emphatic “no.”

“It’s an honour to give it up,” he said. “It’s exciting to see it go for such a good cause.

That is what is was originally designed for, that’s why I went to some of the most high profile shows in North America with it. Pioneer doesn’t need the advertising, we’ve got all the work we can handle.”

Reid described the Barrett-Jackson Auction as the largest and most prestigious auction in the world, adding he has attended it for 16 years.

“There’s everything there from classic to muscle cars, European cars, luxury cars, anything you can imagine.”

In 2016, Guinness World Records affirmed the Cedar Rocket set a new world record for the fastest motorized log after Reid drove it at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandle, Arizona on Jan. 20, 2016.

He achieved 76.625 kilometres an hour, which Guinness said was impressive, especially because of the car’s weight.

Aside from the log, the vehicle contains metal frames and axels, an electric motor, lead gel batteries stored in the nose and two turbines.

Thank You America! For Your Heartfelt Support OF America’s Best & Their Families This Christmas!

December 30, 2017

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Support America’s Best This Christmas!

December 20, 2017

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Join me and my Great Elves with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families“. Help American’s Local Military Unit’s & Their Families this Christmas! 

Contact my Elves at Yellow Ribbon America their website is http://www.YellowRibbonAmerica.org.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

December 15, 2017

Help America’s Best This Christmas!

Former California Democratic Party State Chairman, State Senator Art Torres (Ret) and Former California Republican Party State Chairman Duf Sundheim pose for a California State Capital picture in a “Macy’s & Gimbels” moment. To help launch at the California State Capital “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” annual Statewide and National Christmas Drive.

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Orange County, California once again recognizes Yellow Ribbon America & Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families…

December 5, 2017

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December 5, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

Orange County, California: Known for its beautiful Beaches, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm. Orange County, California recognizes its local grassroots community outreach effort “Yellow Ribbon America”. Led by Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors Michelle Steel the OC Board in a 5-0 unanimous vote once again Recognizes and passes a Special Christmas Resolution for Orange County’s, California home based Yellow Ribbon America & “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”…

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By the Authority of Chairman of the Orange County Board Supervisors the following Proclamation is hereby issued:

WHEREAS, thousands of American men and women are stationed at locations around the world in service to our country, and whether it be as operational support or in facing combat, each of them is fighting for and defending our freedom; and

WHEREAS, it is very difficult for military families when their loved one is deployed as these family members must manage the daily routine that continues in the absence of their loved ones while they also cope with their concern for their well-being and anxiously await their safe return; and

WHEREAS, Now in it’s 13th Year Anniversary; Yellow Ribbon America’s “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” has mobilized its annual grassroots effort  to help deliver Christmas support to America’s local Military Units and their Families; and

WHEREAS, The effort, which supports the National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty deployed and at home Military Units and their Families, began in November 2004 and has grown every year since is now the largest community based Christmas Holiday support effort for both our Nation’s Military Units and their Families; and

WHEREAS, The growth of Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families has expanded operations which now includes special Christmas Parties for Americas Military and Military Families at Knotts Berry Farm located in Buena Park, California; and

WHEREAS, Yellow Ribbon America remains dedicated to serving our Nation’s Military and now hosts dozens of Christmas drive drop off locations around Orange County and even more around California and the rest of the United States for continual support for our Military and their Families;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, THAT THE ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS do hereby congratulate and thank Yellow Ribbon America for its service to the residents of Orange County and the efforts they make to improve the lives of United States Military Men and Women and their Families.

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Do Your Part To Help America’s Best This Christmas!

December 1, 2017

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Support “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families“. Contact Santa’s Elves at Yellow Ribbon America http://www.YellowRibbonAmerica.org to do your part today!

Support America’s Best this Christmas!

November 25, 2017

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Join me and my great Elves with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families“. Help American’s Local Military Unit’s & Their Families this Christmas

Contact my Elves at Yellow Ribbon America their website is http://www.YellowRibbonAmerica.org.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

America’s History Of Thanksgiving, Our National Day Of Gratitude…

November 23, 2017

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By David Barton – November/2002

The tradition of Thanksgiving as a time to focus on God and His blessings dates back almost four centuries in America. While such celebrations occurred at Cape Henry Virginia as early as 1607, it is from the Pilgrims that we derive the current tradition of Thanksgiving.

The Pilgrims set sail for America on September 6, 1620, and for two months braved the harsh elements of a storm-tossed sea. After disembarking at Plymouth Rock, they had a prayer service and began building hasty shelters, but unprepared for a harsh New England winter, nearly half died before spring. Yet, persevering in prayer, and assisted by helpful Indians, they reaped a bountiful harvest the following summer. The grateful Pilgrims then declared a three-day feast in December 1621 to thank God and to celebrate with their Indian friends America’s first Thanksgiving Festival. This began an annual tradition in the New England Colonies that slowly spread into other Colonies.

The First National Thanksgiving occurred in 1789. According to the Congressional Record for September 25 of that year, immediately after approving the Bill of Rights: Mr. Elias Boudinot said he could not think of letting the congressional session pass without offering an opportunity to all the citizens of the United States of joining with one voice in returning to Almighty God their sincere thanks for the many blessings He had poured down upon them. With this view, therefore, he would move the following resolution:

“Resolved, That a joint committee of both Houses be directed to wait upon the President of the United States to request that he would recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer..”

Mr. Roger Sherman justified the practice of thanksgiving, on any single event, not only as a laudable one in itself but also as warranted by a number of precedents in Holy Writ. . . . This example he thought worthy of a Christian imitation on the present occasion.

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The resolution was delivered to President George Washington, who heartily concurred with the congressional request, declaring:

“Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor. . . . Now, therefore, I do appoint Thursday, the 26th day of November 1789 . . . that we may all unite to render unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection.”

National Thanksgiving Proclamations occurred sporadically following this one and most official Thanksgiving observances still occurred only at the State level. Much of the credit for the adoption of an annual national Thanksgiving may be attributed to Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale, the editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book.

For over twenty years, she promoted the idea of a national Thanksgiving Day, contacting President after President until Abraham Lincoln responded in 1863 by setting aside the last Thursday of November, declaring:

“We are prone to forget the Source from which [the blessings of fruitful years and healthful skies come. . . . No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God. . . . I do, therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States . . . to observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father Who dwelleth in the heavens.”

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For the next seventy-five years, Presidents followed Lincoln is precedent, annually declaring a national Thanksgiving Day. Then, in 1941, Congress permanently established the fourth Thursday of each November as a national holiday.

As you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this year, remember to retain the original gratefulness to God that has always been the spirit of this, the oldest of all American holidays. Congress recommended a day of.

“. . . Thanksgiving and praise so that the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and join . . . their supplication that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ to forgive our sins and . . .to enlarge His kingdom which consisteth in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.” ~(Continental Congress, 1777 – Written by Signers of the Declaration Samuel Adams and Richard Henry Lee)

Appoint . . . a day of public Thanksgiving to Almighty God. . . to ask Him that He would . . . pour out His Holy Spirit on all ministers of the Gospel; that He would . . . spread the light of Christian knowledge through the remotest corners of the earth; . . . and that He would establish these United States upon the basis of religion and virtue. ” ~(Governor Thomas Jefferson, 1779)

Appoint . . . a day of public thanksgiving and praise . . . to render to God the tribute of praise for His unmerited goodness towards us . . . by giving to us . . . the Holy Scriptures which are able to enlighten and make us wise to eternal salvation. And [to] present our supplications…that He would forgive our manifold sins and . . . cause the benign religion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to be known, understood, and practiced among all the inhabitants of the earth.” ~(Governor John Hancock, 1790)

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Support America’s Best This Christmas!

November 20, 2017

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Make a Difference Today!

The Vital Community relationships that Yellow Ribbon America helps bring together during the Christmas Holiday Season help America’s Military Units and their families get Vital Community Support Year Round! This is the whole reason the Yellow Ribbon America Campaign for America’s Military & their Families and Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families was created!

The BEST Support is Local Community Based Support!

Merry Christmas!

Breaking Op Christmas News!

November 16, 2017

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ORANGE COUNTY, CA: Op Christmas Elves Report for Duty for America’s 1# Christmas Drive!

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a non-partisan Christmas holiday effort to give community based support to America’s deployed and at home Military Units and their families.

With your help we sponsor our Military and their families with their Unit Christmas Holiday Parties and help pay for their Food and Beverage Costs and when possible provide Toys and Gift Cards for their Children, Teenagers and Single Military personnel.

The effort, which supports the National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty deployed and at home military Units and their families, began in November 2004 and has grown every year since. It is not just the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guard members that are affected when they are deployed and away from home but also the families who are left behind.

The Local Community relationships that we help bring together during the Christmas Holiday Season help America’s Military Units and their families get vital community support year round! This is the whole reason the Yellow Ribbon America Campaign for America’s Military & their Families and Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families was created!

Contact Santa’s Elves at www.YellowRibbonAmerica.org to learn how YOU Can Help Support Your Local Military Units And Their families!

Merry Christmas!