11/11/2012 3:00:00 PM
2012 Veterans Day Parade All the FM News Talk 97.1 shows joined together for the veterans at the 2012 Downtown St. Louis Veterans Day Parade.
See some pics on today’s blog and all the pics HERE.
This Veterans Day, check out this Heartfelt Story of Love, Loss and Sacrifice written by a hometown woman from Foristell.
When You Come Home: The True Story of a Soldier’s Heroism and His Wife’s Sacrifice is about Nancy Cavin Pitts’ mother, Daphne Kelley Cavin, and her soldier husband Raymond, who was killed while fighting in France in World War II.
Inspired by a poem Daphne sent Raymond, When You Come Home tells of their young love in the heartland at the brink of war, and of the crushing uncertainty and fear as they find themselves a world apart. And when the poem comes back to Daphne – blood-stained by Raymond’s mortal wounds – When You Come Home shares the extraordinary event that restores the grieving young widow’s faith in the transcendent power of love.
First glimpsed in Tom Brokaw’s landmark bestseller, The Greatest Generation, the true-life love story of Daphne and Raymond Kelley went far deeper than Brokaw’s feature could reveal. Now When You Come Home provides the complete account of what New York Times book reviewer Michael Lind cited as “perhaps the most moving” story in Brokaw’s book.
Brokaw put Daphne on the NBC Nightly News twice and she became a symbol of the sacrifices made by war widows. Pitts hopes the readers will gain a deeper appreciation of the men and women who sacrificed their lives in defense of freedom and the loved ones who supported them.
The book is available as a print edition or in a Kindle format HERE.