Please join Writestream co-founder and Wednesday host Daria Anne on November 29 at 11 AM Eastern when she welcomes author Ron MacDonald to discuss his book, The Stories of Arlington Anthology: Field of Honor:
Heart-wrenching and uplifting stories of loyalty, brotherhood, perseverance, and heroism
Across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., lies this nation’s most sacred of grounds, Arlington National Cemetery. Upon these hollowed grounds are buried some of our nation’s finest from as far back as the Revolutionary War to today. Some 310,000 men and women call Arlington their final resting place. Here lie two of our nation’s Presidents, honored statesmen, explorers, literary figures, Chief Justices, and Astronauts. Generals and Admirals to the common soldier and sailor rest here as do some 3,800 former slaves who fled to freedom. It is their stories that beg to be heard, stories of courage against insurmountable odds, of love of brother and country, and of sacrifice. Stories of hopes and dreams and choices made during adversity. Through these stories we can learn that one person can make a difference and through valor and bravery, the course of this country and the lives of each and every one of us has been changed. These noble souls who reside here still live with us and bid us to think of life, not death and to listen and learn about what they have done who now rest in Arlington.
About the Author:
A native Californian, Ron has been an accomplished and published photographer for over 20 years. While traveling and photographing in Europe he visited many historical cemeteries including Omaha Beach Cemetery were he found his uncle’s final resting place. His love of history drove him to tell the untold stories of those who reside at Arlington National Cemetery.