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Honoring Veterans

Nov 9, 2012

us military seals 300x190 Honoring Veterans Veterans Day U.S. Naval Academy Tom Brokaw In the Shadow of Greatness Flintridge Bookstore Dont Ask Dont Tell  photoThirty narratives tell the story.

In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America’s Longest War is a Los Angeles Times bestselling book written and edited primarily by graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2002. The emphasis is personal stories of military veterans since the events of September 11th.

These stories range from the first gay Naval Officer to marry after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the last female to fly the F-14 tomcat, and an Army officer on casualty notification duty, to the life and career of 2nd Lieutenant Andrew Torres who graduated from Flintridge Prep.

Tom Brokaw commented: “Captured so well within these pages are vivid and diverse accounts of courage, quiet competence, and integrity…All Americans can learn, and emulate, their credo: Not for self, but for country.”

This Sunday’s discussion and signing at Flintridge Bookstore coincides with the one day in the year that America officially honors veterans. Additionally, all author proceeds will benefit military and veteran non-profit organizations.

In the Shadow of Greatness Discussion & Book Signing
Sunday, Nov. 11th, 5 p.m.
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge 91011
For more information, visit flintridgebooks.com or call 818.790.0717




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