Montana Wood Products Association http://mtpr.org en Art Ortenberg http://mtpr.org/post/art-ortenberg <p>This past winter, Art Ortenberg passed away at the age of 87, some 7 years after his longtime partner, wife and friend Liz Claiborne passed.&nbsp; Although they were very wealthy New Yorkers and could live anywhere in total seclusion, they chose a far more visible path-engaged and active in their communities.&nbsp; They loved Montana and the folks that live, work and play here.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:18:31 +0000 Gordy Sanders 21060 at http://mtpr.org Our “last full measure of devotion” http://mtpr.org/post/our-last-full-measure-devotion <p>Today is Memorial Day!&nbsp; For some, this holiday marks the beginning of summer barbecues, blockbuster movie premiers, and retail sales events.&nbsp; However, for many Americans, it is a day to pause, reflect and honor the many men and women who, as President Lincoln stated in his address to Gettysburg in 1863, “…gave the last full measure of devotion.”&nbsp; Taking time to acknowledge the sacrifice of service is documented as far back as 1862, when women in Savannah, Georgia decorated the graves of soldiers.&nbsp; After the Civil War, an annual Decoration Day was created to commemorate t Tue, 28 May 2013 15:22:11 +0000 Julia Altemous 3045 at http://mtpr.org