Savannah Children's Choir pays tribute to the men of FORGOTTEN

Photo courtesy of Janet Singleton Wooten/Facebook 

Photo courtesy of Janet Singleton Wooten/Facebook 

I was so very touched to receive an email from Roger Moss, executive director of the Savannah (Ga.) Children's Choir, which performed a work at the June 6, D-Day ceremonies at the American Cemetery in Normandy paying tribute to the men of my book FORGOTTEN. Roger writes, "One of our children presented a report based on your book in order for the children to understand. Here are the lyrics. Thank you for your book." Thank you Roger, and the children in the choir! 

Music: Wycliffe Gordon; Lyrics: Roger Moss

Brave and strong
Filled with gratefulness and song
Our hearts are full
Without worry or fear
All thanks to what you showed us here
For on these banks
With the light of battle in your eyes
You flew balloons of freedom in the skies
From many cities and sometimes kept apart
One thing in common, a soldier’s heart
A Soldier’s heart, a soldier’s spirit, a soldier’s soul
A heart whose beats are freedom songs
A spirit calls to right the wrongs
A soul that seeks justice and peace
Your children’s thanks will never cease
As we leave this place we’ll hold you near
Remembering all that we learned here
Our lives changed
Each day we’ll start
Living our lives with a soldier’s heart

London launch party!

Linda with Orianna and Lionel at the FORGOTTEN launch party at Daunt Books Hampstead.

It was a full house at Daunt Books Hampstead for the UK launch party for FORGOTTEN! Friends, history buff and Daunt regulars turned out in numbers for a reading, question + answer, and tapas home-made by Linda's friends Dani and Max. It was a great night. Thanks to the fabulous team at Daunt for hosting, and everyone who came out! 

Linda with London photographer Suzanne Plunkett, a longtime friend. 

Linda's Paris friend Rupert Trusler, now a Londoner, added some panache to the party. 

Lovely Dannielle reached out to Linda after hearing about her book. She was in London visiting her daughter and grandchildren and with little time to spare, graciously made time to come to Daunt. 

72 years after D-Day, African-Americans are still fighting for the Medal of Honor

Among the thousands of soldiers who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, there were two young men whose stories were remarkably similar. They both raced along the shooting gallery at the water's edge pulling the wounded to safety. One was injured during the landing. The other was not. One received the Medal of Honor. The other did not. Read about their stories HERE in The Daily Beast.

Waverly Woodson was nominated for the Medal of Honor. He never received it. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo: Linda Hervieux