Arlington Anthology: Field of Honor with Ron MacDonald on The Writestream

Arlington Anthology: Field of Honor with Ron MacDonald on The Writestream

Please join me on Wednesday, November 29 at 11 AM Eastern when author Ron MacDonald joins me on The Writestream to discuss his book, 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. From our Generals and Admirals to the common soldier and sailor rest here as do some 3,800 former slaves who fled to freedom call Arlington their home. 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. It is thru these stories that we to can learn that one person can make a difference and that thru valor and bravery the course of this country and the life 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 what they have done who now rest in Arlington.

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About Ron MacDonald

A native Californian, Ron MacDonald 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, where 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.

To listen to the interview on Wednesday, November 29 at 11 AM Eastern, click here. Listen by phone at (347) 945-7246 and press “1” to ask Ron a question on the air.

UPDATE: Did you miss today’s informative, inspiring interview? Click below to listen.


Writestream Twitter Chat: Recap of Writestream Tuesday

Bun Yom, killing fields survivor, hero and author of "Tomorrow I'm Dead."
Bun Yom, killing fields survivor, hero and author of “Tomorrow I’m Dead.”

Join us for the weekly #Writestream Twitter Chat on Thursday, April 18 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time when we’ll be chatting about author Bun Yom’s book, Tomorrow I’m Dead. Yom’s haunting, autobiographical tale of enslavement, survival and escape from the Khmer Rouge Cambodian killing fields is a must-read for everyone. In a country like the United States, where so many citizens have never known what it’s like to be robbed of their basic freedoms and stripped of their humanity, it’s especially critical.

Bun was taken into the killing fields at the young age of fourteen when Khmer Rouge soldiers stormed his neighborhood, forced people out of their homes, confiscated their possessions and forced them into hard labor for 23 out of of 24 hours per day — on one miniscule cup of rice and no clean water. If you passed out from sheer exhaustion, the Khmer Rouger would toss your “useless” body into a pit where you’d suffer and die.

This my friends, is communism. It is PURE EVIL. And it must NEVER happen here.

During tomorrow’s chat, I’ll discuss some of the events of Yom’s book, including his eventual escape into the safety of the Cambodian Freedom Army, where he was nursed back to health and spent three months in training with the goal of rescuing as many of his fellow citizens as possible. Yom went on to rescue thousands before ultimately reuniting with family members in various parts of the world, including the Pacific Northwest in the USA.

Bun Yom is a shining example of the courage, tenacity and determination of the human spirit even under the worst of circumstances. Join us to chat about his life and book tomorrow on Twitter!

Buy Bun’s book here.

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