Posted tagged ‘Washington D.C.’

Buzz and President Lincoln

September 23, 2011

Amazing! What an incredible monument for a man that meant so much to our country. Abe, you rock!Even Buzz was impressed.

And who is that with Buzz? Yip that’s Flat Stanley! Sweet.  Maybe even Legendary!

Vietnam Memorial – Buzz and New Friends

September 23, 2011

You wouldn’t believe how much carrying Buzz around is like having a new baby with you. Over the day nearly 100 people asked what the back story was behind Buzz. Random people asked to be photographed with Buzz.  At one point when Buzz was posing for a picture by the Lincoln Memorial several people snuck behind me to get their picture with our company mascot.

I found my Uncle Fred’s name on the Vietnam Memorial wall. Thanks Uncle Fred for all you gave. BTW…I want to go duck hunting with you when I get to heaven.


Buzz Visiting President Obama

September 23, 2011

“Regardless of the man’s politics, Buzz torted, he is the president.” Before his face to face, or shoulder to face meeting, Buzz had to check out the house. Yea that’s right, the White House.

Todd and Buzz – Quality Time!

September 22, 2011

Todd Mueller, Innovative IDM‘s fearless Operations Director, spent some quality time today touring Washington D.C. When asked about the day Todd commented, “D.C. is impressive and I’m just glad I got to share it with my good buddy Buzz.” Yes that’s the Lincoln Memorial in the background!

Man they really got close today!

Nervous Enough to Read Flight Safety Info!

September 22, 2011

Birds are nervous flying too!

You know someone’s nervous on a flight if they start reading the “safety briefing card found on the seat in front of you!” Shoot, it made me nervous when the Buzzard got out the American Airlines S80 safety briefing card to ensure he was ready for a crash. I would have never thought a Buzzard would be so nervous flying. Hmm……

Buzzard Packing for DC

September 21, 2011

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April 15 is More Than Tax Day — Lincoln Dies From Assassination Effort

April 15, 2009

lincoln-chairYes, it’s Tax Day. But it’s also the day in 1865 that Abraham Lincoln died after being shot the night before while watching a show in Washington D.C.’s Ford’s Theater. He was 56 and the first U.S. president to be assassinated.

What’s this got to do with factory automation? Well, the chair that Lincoln was sitting in when he was shot by John Wilkes Booth resides — blood stains and all — in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.

Ford, of course, is considered the father of modern factory automation. And now you know.