When one American
is not worth the
effort to be found,
we as Americans
have lost.

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For hundreds of years the light in the distance meant hope.  The flickering in the distance of the light high atop the lighthouse tells of nearing land in a heavy fog, the dim light of a front porch says come inside to the warmth of home, and let us not forget the lantern of Paul Revere riding through the streets to warn the British were coming.  There was a time long ago that our forefathers fought to provide us with freedom, then came other wars fought to preserve those freedoms.  Today we fight to protect that freedom.
 
This flame is also a symbol.  It lights the way home for your brothers and sisters in arms. It crosses this great country to tell everyone the Soldier stands with pride and honor to keep us free and we keep the light burning to show the way home.  The light does not cast a shadow for its sole purpose is to send the message of hope, to let everyone know we will not forget.
  
Rolling Thunder® Mission Statement

The major function of Rolling Thunder® is to publicize the POW/MIA issue; to educate the public that many American prisoner of wars were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become prisoners of war/missing in action. We are also committed to helping American veterans from all wars. 

Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is a non-profit organization. Everyone donates his or her time because they believe in the Prisoners Of War/Missing In Action (POW/MIA) issue. 
  

The Discovery being brought into Dulles to be housed at its final resting place. A part of American history and what our soldiers fight for - FREEDOM! It will be housed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC

The Lord's Prayer

William (Billy) D. Irons Sioux (Lakota) Hunkpapa Band
from Standing Rock, ND

WWII, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Paratroops, Parachute Radar with Special Services. European Theatre Operations from Africa to Belgium, 316 days on the front lines with the Bastard Battalion machine gunner. He was awarded 6 Battle Stars, 2 Purple Hearts, 2 Bronze Stars, 4 Presidential Citations, The French Croix de Guerre, The Belgium Croix de Guerre and the French Parachutist Medal given to only 17 men in the U.S. Army and 8 other campaign medals.


Life member of DAV, VFW and American Legion, Commander of 
AL Post 30 in Sparks and from
1965 to death (2006) he was the commander of
the Honor Guard in Reno, NV.