In keeping with the spirit of the upcoming Veterans Day celebrations, please consider joining the California book events for this great new book, written by veterans, In the Shadow of Greatness. This is a nonprofit book. All authors’ royalty and advertising affiliate income will be given to our partner not-for-profits.
Saturday, November 10
USS IOWA Museum
250 South Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA
At 11:00am on Saturday, November 10, the Mayor of Los Angeles will mark Veteran’s Day. This will include a presentation of the book. Then, at 12:00, 1:30, and 3:00 there will be presentations by co-author Jason Jackson to explain how the Navy and Marine Corps reacted after 9/11 and will provide perspectives of ten years at war. The discussion also touches on the leadership attributes of veterans and their applicability both in and out of uniform.
Come to the USS IOWA Museum to recognize the sacrifice of those lost in the wars abroad and learn more about the new book Tom Brokaw is calling a “must read for all Americans.” The book was recently selected to be on the Chief of Naval Operations’ reading list for 2013.
ADM Jonathan W. Greenert, CNO
Sunday, November 11
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Book talk at 5pm
1010 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada, CA
The panel will explain how the Navy and Marine Corps reacted after 9/11 and will provide perspectives of ten years at war. The discussion also touches on the leadership attributes of veterans and their applicability both in and out of uniform. Patrick Anderson is a member of the Naval Academy Class of 2002. He was born and raised in South Pasadena and graduated from Loyola High School in 1998. After graduating from the Naval Academy, he served 10 years as a helicopter pilot, deploying three times to the Middle East. He recently resigned his commission and is now back in Southern California, with his wife and young son, to begin a career in commercial real estate. Anita Brenner is a co-author of the book and leads outreach efforts for much of the country. She practices law in Pasadena, CA, and writes a weekly column for the La Canada Valley Sun. Her son, 2LT Andrew Torres, USMC, was a 1998 graduate of Flintridge Preparatory School and a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2002, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps until his death from cancer in 2004. Lt. Col. Rabbi Gilbert Kollin, USAF (retired), is the rabbi emeritus of Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, a past president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, a chaplain for the Pasadena Police Department and City of Hope, and member of the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Jewish Committee. Rabbi Kollin continues to consult, write and lecture. Rabbi Kollin is quoted in the book.
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