Skip to comments.High praise, indeed: Mitt Romney banner hung on Willis Tower [by 74 year-old ironworker]
Posted on 10/16/2012 1:17:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
.........John Rukavina, 74, a Local 1 ironworker who claims to have put up every antenna and tower in Chicago since Marina Towers in 1974 affixed a Romney banner as well as an American flag on the ABC antenna on Willis Tower minutes after it was completed Sept. 30.
The flag is a symbol an old ironworkers custom which is hung if the job went well, said Rukavina, who said he worked on the Sears Tower antenna in 1978. Hes also worked on the John Hancock Center and New Yorks World Trade Center.
I promised my sister, Anna, a year ago I would use the burial flag of her husband, a World War II Navy veteran, when we topped off the antenna, he told Sneed.
But I didnt tell anyone I was going to put up the Romney poster. I did that on my own and it was hard going. The wind was blowing like crazy that day, he said. But I wanted to make that gesture the last thing I did.
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I wonder some times about these daredevils and how they think. I can't imagine being a mother of one of these brave souls.
My conversation with him would be: "YOUR GONNA DO WHAT?, OH NO YOUR NOT!!!"
Awesome too that he put up the ROMNEY banndr, hoorah for him. Whose gonna make him take it down??? hahaha
banndr......banner. dumb fingers, it was the altitude.
I LOVE your tag line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"""affixed a Romney banner as well as an American flag on the ABC antenna on Willis Tower minutes after it was completed Sept. 30."""""
TAKE THAT ABC............woooweee sweet, live with it. rofl
I loved that! :) :) :)
HEADLINE: ABC now endorses ROMNEY......ROFL
FOX..JUST DO IT.
lol, you did better than I did. I had to stop watching.......it was making me sick.
I confess, I stole it from another FReeper. I’m so ashamed of myself.
My Dad was topping trees at this same age. This guy tops that of course for height.
A new hero. I’m impressed and that only happens once in a great long while.
The town of Red Wing Minnesota is American heartland at it's finest
Thank you for posting that! Amazing footage. The American flag and the Romney banner hung on the ABC antenna, in Chicago, is priceless!
Another great post put up by you. Thank you for all that you do.
WOW! We need to boot Obama! That boot might do it.
We have a lot to aspire and live up to.
Bump for topping trees at 74 years-old!
That’s OK...It’s still funny!
I have a feeling they would need to send way more than a 'couple of thugs' if they wanted to beat up this tough old bird.
Yes. May God grant it to be so. It is now long past time for much (about Obama, about the Clintons, & more) to be SHOUTED FROM THE HOUSETOPS!!!
May TRUTH prevail!