Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"the last generation of children who will ever hear first-hand accounts of World War II"

A day before the country recognized Veterans Day, Horace Mann Middle School students kicked off a school-wide reading project on Monday by honoring 14 former military members. 
At an assembly where the school’s band played patriotic songs, student council members introduced 14 veterans, reading a brief biography of each one. 
Among the honorees was Joseph McManus, who served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years before working as a shipping clerk for nearly as long. And Barbara Gannon, born in Clinton, spent two years as a nurse in the Air Force only to later become one at Franklin High School.

Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News here (subscription maybe required)

I read the book earlier this year and do recommend it. A powerful story.

For more about the book "Unbroken" you can visit the authors site

"Unbroken" is a movie scheduled for released this December

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