Daily Archives: February 23, 2010

65th Anniversary of the Raising of Old Glory at Iwo Jima

The history of the battle is here. 
“The battle of Iwo Island has been won. The United States Marines by their individual and collective courage have conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate defeat.
By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

–Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
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Beaverton’s Mayor Calls for "Inventory[ing]" Greenhouse Gases in Speech

…tonight in his first State of the City address.
His priorities? Check these out, especially the second item:

• Local investment: Investing a portion of the city’s portfolio into local banks to support small business owners and entrepreneurs.
• Sustainability: New sustainability coordinator will launch new initiatives such as greenhouse gas inventories and explore a solar power program for residents.
• Business funding: Budget line item to help local businesses grow.
• Visioning: Put the Beaverton Community Vision into action, in part, with a comprehensive Civic Plan.
• Marketing and Branding: Launch new brand and commit resources to marketing the city.

“Now, more than ever, our citizens are asking us to be bold and challenge traditional ways of thinking,” said Mayor Doyle.
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65th Anniversary of the Raising of Old Glory at Iwo Jima

The history of the battle is here. 
“The battle of Iwo Island has been won. The United States Marines by their individual and collective courage have conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate defeat.
By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

–Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
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