Ryan holding a first responder’s air tank, inscribed with the name of those innocent people who died on 9/11/2001. Also pictured are (L) World Trade Center Survivor Don Bacso, and two first responders from Tennessee (center) who wore these tanks and other turnout gear on a 110 flight Climb to Remember, FDIC, Indianapolis, IN, April 2015.
BHS Stage Talk 2016
Ryan talking to the Batavia High School student body, Sept. 2016. The Rotary Club of Batavia sponsored him into visit the school and to spend the day talking with students and answering questions.
Then-2nd Lt. Ryan Yantis, on the East-West German Border, Nov. 1985. He patrolled the German Inner Border while assigned to the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1984-1987.
Making Remarks at the WHOFM Dedication
Ryan offering his dedication remarks as part of the Heroes of Freedom Memorial dedication, Wauconda, IL, Sept. 11, 2015. He served on the Heroes of Freedom Memorial Committee for much of 2015.
HOF Memorial Wauconda 911 Event
Ryan offering remarks as part of the 2017 9/11 commemorative event at the Heroes of Freedom Memorial, Wauconda, IL, a candlelight ceremony to close Patriot Day with Honors.
Wauconda Town Hall 911 memorial decision
Ryan addressing the Wauconda Town Hall meeting, offering his thoughts on the importance of the 9/11 Heroes of Freedom Memorial being proposed, March 2015.
TRY at 9-11 Memorial IL
Ryan at a block from the Pentagon, which was being added to the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial in Marseilles, IL; June 2014
Ryan Yantis, Lt. Col., US Army, retired. Founder and President, SilverLeaf Leadership Communication
Ryan at CSH AFROTC
Ryan talking with cadets at Cordova Sr. High’s Air Force Junior ROTC program, Sept. 2016. Ryan graduated from Cordova High in 1979.
RY at PML event
Ryan offering remarks at the Pritzker Military Library Gala, Nov. 2009
RY at API event
Ryan offering remarks at a Korean War Nation Museum event, 2010