Saluting Grandpa

Saluting Grandpa : Celebrating Veterans and Honor Flight

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Andrew wants nothing more than to see his great-grandfather honored for World War II. He learns about Honor Flights, a program that flies veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit a memorial dedicated to them, but his great-grandfather refuses to go. Andrew becomes determined to inspire him to celebrate his bravery and dedication to his country. Children and adults will appreciate this patriotic, endearing tale.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 218.44 x 279.4 x 10.16mm | 362.87g
  • Pelican Publishing Co
  • Gretna, LA, United States
  • English
  • 1455617482
  • 9781455617487

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Andrew has heard at school about a special program called the Honor Flight, which honors World War II veterans with a trip to Washington, D.C. While there they get to see all of the memorials built for them. Andrew's great-grandfather was in World War II, and Andrew wants him to be honored as he deserves, but his great-grandfather doesn't want to go. He doesn't even want to talk about all he did for his country. But Andrew thinks of an idea to make Grandpa realize just how special he is: he'll learn the perfect salute! Perfect for children, parents, and veterans alike, this book teaches about the importance of family, bravery, honor, and patriotism.

Gary Metivier is an award-winning author and journalist. He enjoys covering a variety of news stories for television, but among his favorite projects is Honor Flights. Metivier grew up with eleven brothers and sisters, but his house in Davenport, Iowa, is much less crowded now with his wife, two sons, two dogs, and one pot-bellied pig.

Robert Rath is a book designer and illustrator living in Bozeman, Montana. He has worked for companies such as Scholastic Books, Lucasfilm, the History Channel, and other publishers. His favorite project is keeping up with his family.
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"In this wonderful book you'll be rewarded with the understanding and emotion that comes with generation to generation conversation and common experience.
"Moreover, if you buy it and send to many friends, you'll be helping one of the most rewarding experiences a member of the Greatest Generation can have: an Honor Flight to the nation's capital to witness the memorial for all they did to save the world."
-Tom Brokaw, NBC News anchor and author of The Greatest Generation
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