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A Triumph of Tribute: AN Webber Inc Hosts Ray Olley Memorial Unveiling

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Matthew Schore

In the halls of AN Webber Inc, an unforgettable chapter of history unfolded on the 11th hour of the 11th month. The Ray Olley Memorial Project (ROMP), a manifestation of shared commitment to friendship, sacrifice, and the profound duty to honor our veterans, was unveiled with a spirit that echoed far beyond the walls of our headquarters.

For over a year, our grounds served as the canvas for this ambitious project.  As I reflect on the incredible journey, gratitude wells up not only for the successful unveiling but for the extraordinary community that rallied to bring this vision to life.

The memorial, adorned with striking brass statues of Ray Olley and his loyal companion Elinore, stands as a tribute to a veterans, both human and animal, who selflessly sacrifice for the greater good of our country. As the proud host of this event, AN Webber Inc feels privileged to be part of preserving the legacy of a man who championed the ideals that define the essence of America – values such as honor, courage, commitment, loyalty, and integrity.

The decision to offer our headquarters as the backdrop for this memorial was instinctive. It resonated with our corporate ethos, deeply rooted in community service and a profound respect for those who have sacrificed for our freedom. Ray Olley's narrative resonated with us, and this donation was our way of contributing to a cause that transcends the realm of business.

The Webber Family expresses our heartfelt thanks to the remarkable team at of the Ray Olley Memorial Project (ROMP) who toiled tirelessly behind the scenes. Their unwavering commitment and hard work were instrumental in transforming this vision into a tangible, enduring tribute. This was not merely about hosting an event; it was about creating a sanctuary that would forever honor the memory of all veterans who have selflessly served our nation.

Challenges along the way only fueled our determination. Doubts and criticisms surfaced, but as a united team, we clung steadfastly to the belief that this memorial surpassed being a mere physical structure; it stood as a symbol of hope, a reminder of sacrifices made, and a clarion call for future generations.

I extend my deepest appreciation to the friends and supporters who stood with us. Your generosity, be it in time, resources, or uplifting words, played an indispensable role in bringing the Ray Olley Memorial Project into reality. It is a testament to the strength of community and shared principles.

As this chapter concludes, let it be known that AN Webber Inc is resolute in continuing our support for endeavors that pay homage to our veterans. The Ray Olley Memorial Project has not only become part of our history but a cornerstone of our identity as a company that values friendship, sacrifice, and the indelible legacy of those who paved the way for our freedom.

In the years ahead, may the statue at our headquarters serve as a perpetual reminder that the narratives of our veterans should endure. Let us draw inspiration from the ideals of Ray Olley and endeavor to make America deserving of the blessings it has received.

Together, we pay tribute, we remember, and we carry the flame forward.


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