Books by Melissa Bowersock

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Memorial Day - Time to Remember Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day is coming up, a day set aside specifically to remember those who served our country and gave of themselves in ways we often cannot even imagine. It's a day to remember the worst of times our nation has faced and the best actions of our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. These days we have an entire generation growing up thinking that a dropped call is a tragedy, that waiting five seconds for a web page to load is pure anguish. Memorial Day is a day to remember what real challenge, real tragedy, real heroism and real inspiration are. 

In honor of this day, I'm discounting my book Marcia Gates: Angel of Bataan to 99 cents today through Memorial Day. This is the award-winning true story of a courageous Army nurse and prisoner-of-war, captured on Corregidor by the Japanese. It's a little-known story of the nurses who served and suffered alongside the soldiers they vowed to support. It's a surprising story of struggle, perseverance and hope, all the more inspiring because it's all true. 

The book is also available as an audio book, which brings a whole  new dimension to the story. If you spend a lot of time commuting or if you're going to be headed out for a summer vacation road trip soon, this audio book is the perfect companion for the road. 

And finally, if you're in Arizona, I will be talking about the book on May 22 on the Morning Scramble on AZTV-Prescott (channel 7) at 8:30am. If you're within the broadcast area, I hope you'll tune in. 

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