November 5, 2015, 7 p.m.

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235 East Plume Street Norfolk, VA

November 9-10, 2015

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National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition Board Meeting and Leadership Luncheon
Holiday Inn National Airport Hotel Crystal City, VA

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An American in the Basement

An American in the Basement by Amy Waters Yarsinske,  Click now to get your copy

Winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Non-Fiction

The story of navy captain Michael Scott Speicher – the story of betrayal and cover up that cost a man his life – can now be told and it is one that you come to understand is one of history repeating itself. Speicher’s story is – no question - the seminal case in the ongoing saga of America’s prisoners of war and missing in action. An American in the Basement documents what happened to him from beginning to end and reveals for the first time information that has never been told to the American public – information no one was ever meant to find out.


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Happy #Thanksgiving to all. Melodie Beattie wrote: “#Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” She is right. I have always loved the Thanksgiving holiday; there is no anticipation of presents, no pretentiousness, just #family, #friends, #food and a time to reflect on gratitude. All of my memories of Thanksgiving involve, as they should, the special people in my life, from my mother's parents who put their big #Christmas lights out around the front door to greet the car turning down the lane at Thanksgiving; my grandfather waiting in the doorway to give us all a hug, never deviating from the classic white shirt and dark trousers that were fashionable before I was born (he liked that classy look), to the meal - my grandmother's oyster dressing (perfection) - and conversation that followed. I will always remember now that he's gone, my father coming to my Thanksgiving meal when he could still walk - he loved my cooking and his grandchildren. Now that so many of the people in the memories are now gone, there is still gratitude for them, for who they were and the special times we created on this holiday, from the sights, sounds and smells that we come back to on a day like today. Enjoy making your memories today and always be grateful. #AmyWYarsinske #author #books #book ... See MoreSee Less

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