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GB January 11, 2013 at 01:39 pm
America needs more straight shooters like Rex. Honest, caring and morally straight. He never had anRead More unkind word for anyone and I would not believe anything unkind that would ever be said of him. How many of us can leave the world a legacy like that? How much better our world would be with more Rex Trailer's showing the way. I was proud to be called up to the stage by Rex at his 84th Birthday Bash to share a moment in time with him. Boomtown and Rex Trailer memories will be remembered by 100's of thousands of folks. Physically, his memories are being preserved in the Waltham Museum with other Pioneers of Waltham Country Music. Happy Trails, my friend. Gordon Brown - Founder NE Country Music Historical Soc.
Leo Sarkissian January 11, 2013 at 03:02 pm
The Arc of Massachusetts expresses its sympathy to the family of Rex Trailer on his passing today.Read More Rex was a strong advocate for children with disabilities. His TV show was the first in New England and possibly the nation, which included children with intellectual disabilities in his live audience while taping. While Rex made the decision to include children with disabilities in the late 1950s and early 1960s, educators at all levels were still keeping school doors closed to the same children. In 1961, Rex, in partnership with The Arc conducted a 16 wagon train journey across Massachusetts starting in Greenfield and ending at the State House steps. Over several days and nights, Rex's caravan educated tens of thousands about disabilities. Each day a roll of the day's action would run on WBZ TV and radio so that the general public could keep up with developments. The impact of the education was felt for years. Rex joined The Arc again in 2005 when we celebrated our 50th Anniversary recognizing heroes throughout the decades. In 2011, he helped us kick off the first "All Aboard The Arc" as wagon master and special guest. Thank you Rex for all you've done for people with disabilities and The Arc of Massachusetts! Frank Sally, President and Leo Sarkissian, Executive Director The Arc of Massachusetts sarkissian@arcmass.org (781) 891-6270, 106. 217 South Street Waltham, Ma 02453
Dennis Robart January 15, 2013 at 09:52 am
Idea time- Re-write Rex's song "I appreciate You" to say "We Appreciate You",Read More and do the best you can with whatever you can put together along this line of thoughts :) Thanks