Our guests this week include: Jennifer Giering, Senior Director of the Hiring Our Heroes program from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She will be talking about the Hiring Our Heroes program and its’ goal of helping America’s businesses hire over 500,000 veterans.
Next is Joyce Faulkner, former President of the Military Writers Society of America and current board member and co-founder of Red Engine Press. Red Engine Press is a small, independent publishing house. They produce hard cover books, trade paperbacks and compact discs. In particular, Red Engine Press encourages writers with veteran and military stories to submit their works for possible publication. Joyce’s goal is to help veterans record their piece of history — for themselves, their families, and their communities — and our country.
And one of Red Engine Press’s authors, Beth Underwood, who will be discussing her book, Gravity. Gravity is the story of a small group of Army National Guardsmen from the Volunteer State of Tennessee – otherwise simple men, who spent a year of their lives in the Triangle of Death, one of Iraq’s most hostile areas of operation. But their daily patrols and combat missions weren’t featured on the nightly news. Instead, they operated as silent professionals – ordinary men facing extraordinary circumstances, who carried out their jobs to the best of their abilities and prayed they’d stay alive. Continuing the legacy of citizen-soldiers throughout the ages, they stepped forward to protect their families, their neighbors, their countrymen – and their fellow warriors, even in the face of death. Theirs is a story that will live for generations to come.