I was just reviewing our Amazon book sales page and saw 5 books sold so far in September. That was a lot of books but what surprised me was that they were all to one person.
The “Heroes of Frankford High School” has been very popular this year. It attempts to include all students (over 200 men and 1 woman) who attended Frankford High and later gave their life in service to their country.
Frankford Heroes is the story of the Frankford residents who gave their lives in service from the Civil war to the present time. Frankford Stories is a good read about life in Frankford. Its lots of nostalgia.
These books all came out of my experience of writing the Frankford Gazette for 13 years. I met Leon Brantley and he introduced me to Ned Johnson and they wanted some recognition for Frankford veterans. Since I’m a veteran myself, I agreed and we started a monthly feature for the veteran of the month.
Doing all those stories, it reminded me that veterans are the ones who came home. That was when I started to look for the stories of those who did not return. Every veteran remembers the day that he left home for basic training after taking the oath, not knowing what lay ahead.
Every Veterans Day we take pride in our service but think back to the sacrifice of those who did not return. It could have been any one of us.
Veterans day is November 11th.