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Frontiers of Flight Museum honors vets at book signing event May 25

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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:00 am

Just in time for Memorial Day, the Frontiers of Flight Museum will host a special presentation by photographer/author Thomas Sanders on Saturday, May 25, at 1 p.m., featuring his latest book titled “The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of WWII.” 

The book signing event will be held at the museum located at 6911 Lemmon Ave. This event is free and open to the public with the purchase of museum admission. For more information or to RSVP, call Lisa at 214-559-7015. Visit: www.flightmuseum.com.

What started as a college project in 2006 for Thomas Sanders soon became a mission — to capture the images of as many World War II veterans as possible and help share and preserve their stories. Three years and 150 veterans into his quest, Thomas met Belmont Village Senior Living. So moved by his project and the opportunity to honor their residents, Belmont Village commissioned Thomas in 2009 and took him to their communities around the country to photograph the 400-plus veterans who called Belmont home. To this day, those resident photographs remain a part of cherished galleries in their Belmont Village communities.

It didn’t take long for Thomas’ work to catch the eye of Welcome Books, a division of Random House. The rest is history. A collection of Thomas’ photos titled "The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of WWII" was published in 2010 and went on to be named Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year. Please join us as Thomas shares his experiences with these members of the “greatest generation,” along with their stories at this riveting reading.

A book signing will take place following the presentation. Copies of will be available for purchase in the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s store following the presentation on May 25. Visit www.flightmuseum.com.

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