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On Writing Action-Adventure: A Plot To Remember

Writing encompasses a multitude of elements, each of them necessary to create a completed project. You have characters, a world, and maybe even a theme ready and waiting to be transformed into a story. You’re still missing a key ingredient: the plot. But what is plot? Let’s take a closer look.

The plot is the backbone of the living, breathing creature that is your book. It’s the blueprint for your story, the map your journey will follow until it reaches the very last page and closes the covers. Many of us learned in English class that the plot follows a certain formula: introduction + character activity leading up to a climax + actual climax + some sort of resolution = all books ever written.

This isn’t necessarily true. While it is important to introduce your characters and imperative to have some sort of peak in the story line, how each element happens and where in your book it takes place is entirely up to you.

How are you going to start your story?

Some authors choose to dive straight into the action, opening with a battle or a chase scene or having their readers open the cover to a grisly murder. Other authors start out slowly, introducing the characters with a thought or with dialogue as to preface the action with an anticipatory breath. Another option is to start the book after something major has happened; your character could be reeling from the death of a loved one or gearing up for a war that has just been declared. Maybe your character is arriving on a new planet and the action starts as soon as he steps foot on previously unclaimed territory.

How you start is incredibly important – this is what hooks your readers and keeps them interested. Many readers may stop reading if nothing holds onto their attention within the first few pages. But it’s only the beginning of your plot.

How will you lead up to your story’s climax?

Think back to the scariest movie you’ve ever seen. How did they build up the suspense until that ultimate scene which made you jump and even scream? Many books give you a trail of breadcrumbs to follow; every few steps, you witness an event like an argument or a challenge that the characters have to get through to get to the next one. You can build up the suspense slowly and surely, or keep the pace fast from page one. Either way, you want to make sure to leave room for the climax to be more exciting than any other scene in the book. Otherwise, it’s not a peak in the action, as a climax should be.

How do you plan to resolve your story?

This is the final moment you’ll have with your readers. How do you want them to remember your story? Many choose to leave their stories with a happy ending, a sense that all will be well with the world. Readers also enjoy a surprise twist at the end, something that will keep them guessing. You may also choose to end on a complete cliffhanger—which frustrates readers in all the right ways if you do it well and keeps them wanting more. It opens you up to a sequel, if you so choose. However you end your book is up to you, but keep in mind that your ending will be the last thing your readers experience from you; and it may be what causes them to keep reading your books in the future or to avoid anything else you write.

The plot is a powerful tool at your disposal. When done right, it can elicit incredible emotional responses from your readers from fear to sorrow to complete joy and satisfaction, while producing a story they’ll want to read over and over again. So put that thinking cap on and outline a plot to remember!

By KLM

On Writing Action-Adventure: Creating Tangible Supporting Characters

Characters are paramount to any story. They’re family members, loved ones, friends, coworkers, strangers, and enemies. Every one of them has a unique smattering of attributes, from physical appearance to personal history to purpose within the story itself. To get you started, we’re going to ask you a few questions pertaining to your characters and their qualities. Answering these questions will help you create supporting characters real enough to make your readers want to reach through the pages and touch them.

What is the character’s purpose?

Only a handful of an author’s characters can be considered part of the main cast. As a supporting character, what is his or her purpose in the story? Is he helping to save the world? Is she part of a task force vanquishing evil forces or out to colonize a new planet? Main characters need supporting characters. They help the main character by giving him advice, joining in on his journey, or providing him with food and rest when he needs it most. They can be mentors or relatives, spouses or romantic interests, friends or foes. Each serves a purpose to the story, and it’s up to you to figure out exactly what that purpose is.

What is your character’s story?

You now know who your character is; let’s dive in deeper. Regardless of the size of your character’s role in your story, any well-rounded character has some sort of history—something that made that character who he or she is at the point he or she features in your book. Many authors opt not to spend much time thinking about this. Their characters are all action and words, no deeper than the pages on which they live. This route works for some, but having a background for your character can keep things consistent and believable, all the while serving to flesh out your characters. On the other hand, having a history for your character does not mean you have to include it in your writing—your readers may not need to know the name of a passerby’s childhood pet—but knowing every character’s background yourself will absolutely help you keep that character’s actions real and consistent. Also, having an idea about your characters’ lives may provide you with more material as you write.

What are his or her personality traits?

Other important aspects of your characters are emotion and imperfection. Is he easily angered? Is she prone to be emotional, or does she steel herself against any inclination to express herself? How does his or her back story play into how the situation at hand is handled, and how the protagonist or antagonist responds to him or her? These dynamics will help you as you write the interactions between all the personalities in your book. Furthermore, characters who express emotion and have flaws provide an avenue for your readers to relate to your book. Nobody is perfect, and it’s important that your characters follow suit. Readers relate to characters with emotions and flaws, characters who are vulnerable—as is the human condition.

Now that your character has a purpose and a personality, we can work on the fun part:

What does your character look like?

Is your character male or female? Brawny and strong, or petite and elusive? Dark skin, albino skin, brown eyes, green eyes—the choices go on and on. Knowing what your character looks like will help you write your scenes. Is your character’s hair swaying in the wind as she overlooks a village burned by an evil battalion? Does the dark color of the best friend’s skin cause dissension when he and the hero try to help a racist settlement? Just as the character’s history can provide material for your story, his or her physical appearance can help the reader visualize what you’ve worked so hard to create.

All of these choices are up to you—and this is just the beginning.

On Writing Action-Adventure: The Antagonist

Light and dark, hot and cold, full and empty, good and bad—the world is full of opposites. Without one, the other cannot truly be appreciated. The same is true in literature. We have the Action Hero, a character whose mission is to save the day (and perhaps the world), but the hero would be obsolete without some sort of foe to fight. The antagonist is another character for you to flesh out, and here are some questions to consider:

Who is the enemy?

Determining who will challenge your hero is an important step. Is the foe a corrupted corporation or government? Is he a man who has chosen a darker life? Is he a mob boss or maybe a criminal in a family business? Or, is it the hero himself, struggling against his own dark nature? The antagonist does not have to be a stereotypical villain. Whomever or whatever you choose to challenge your hero provides an opportunity for a unique story.

What’s his deal?

Like the hero, the villain needs to have a backstory. Why is he the way he is? Was he raised into a life of crime? Was he a normal man who was wronged in some way, forcing him onto his darkened pathway? Does he know the hero personally, or is the hero just a gnat in the way of his master plans? Is there room for reform, or is he set in his ways? The antagonist’s personality is not one that many authors flesh out. In giving yours a personality and a history, you have the chance to round out your character in a way that allows readers to relate more to your story. It adds to the reader’s emotional experience as they unravel the mysteries of your characters.

What is his endgame?

This is important to your plot. What does he want? Is it simply the demise of the hero? Does he want to steal the hero’s girl? Or, are his plans on a slightly larger scale? He could have his eyes set on a company, a city, or even the whole world. He may be out for revenge. Some people seem to think the villain is just a guy with a grudge—and sometimes they’re right. But, having an endgame may strengthen his resolve to see his plans through and heighten tension at all the right places in your plot.

The antagonist is second only to the protagonist, the hero. While the hero may be the reason for the book, the villain is the reason to have a hero. And, much like your hero, your antagonist serves as an opportunity for creativity and individuality. Seize the opportunity; write a foe worth fighting.

Coming soon: More helpful hints from “On Writing Action-Adventure”!

On Writing Action-Adventure: The Heroine

Roughly half of the Earth’s human population is female.  With this in mind, it is a bit surprising that the majority of the heroes in the Action-Adventure genre, as a whole, are male.  We have a few exceptions in fierce (and slightly intimidating) Sydney Bristow from TV’s Alias, Ellen Ripley from the Alien series, Sterling Archer’s partner Lana Kane, and more—but their numbers pale in comparison to that of their male counterparts.  The beauty in this is simple:  there exists a world of strong, heroic women waiting to be written.  We’re here to help those of you who are brave enough to embark on the journey with your heroine by asking a few questions about her.

What is her personality?

What is she like?  This can determine a general direction for your entire plot.  Is she tough and nearly untouchable?  Is she kind and sweet, with just the right amount of spunk to make her an unlikely heroine?  Maybe her history has taught her to be careful in choosing whom she trusts, or maybe it’s a lesson she must learn along the way.  A flat character is not always easier to read; adding personality quirks and unique characteristics to your heroine can pull your readers in deeper with every word.

What does she look like?

Is she a tall, Amazon-type woman?  Is she small and unassuming?  Many writers create characters with incredible strength and beauty, but there can be value in a plain face, one who is able to hide herself easily in a crowd when needed.  Does she dress to impress or look like a vagabond?  While appearance may seem like a trivial aspect of your heroine, her appearance affects how other characters, and your readers, interact with her.  Plan accordingly.

Why is she here?

What’s her motivation?  Few people, characters or otherwise, will embark on a perilous journey without a driving force or significant reason.  Is it love?  Has the antagonist put her family in peril?  Has her past come back to haunt her, blackmailing her into action?  Knowing your heroine’s motivation, more than just her purpose (which is still important), creates a deeper connection between her and your readers.  A reader feels more for the main character if her reasons for doing what she must are evident.

What is her task?

Is she part of a group out to save the country from a ruthless corporation?  Has she been enslaved and forced to fight her way out of captivity and vie for her freedom at the expense of that of others?  Her true love may have been abducted, circumstances forcing her to travel to the end of the world to rescue him.  Her challenge is vital, breathing life and purpose into the pages of your book and captivating your audience enough to keep them coming back for more.

Many different components come together to flesh out a character, especially one as intriguing as a female action heroine.  Your answers can bring her to life, a real and nearly-tangible character for readers to relate to and appreciate.  Remember that any character can be male or female.  There is an almost untapped power in writing female heroines, an entire world to be explored by those willing.  Are you willing?  Now’s the time to write the next great Action Heroine!

More help from “On Writing Action-Adventure” coming soon, so check back with us here at Jabari & Jaser.

On Writing Action-Adventure: The Action Hero

Fleshing out characters can be something of a challenge. That’s why we’re going to ask you a few questions to get you thinking about the ins and outs of your characters. To start, we’re going to talk about your protagonist, the Action Hero. Like James Bond, he’s the main star of the adventure, the one your readers will follow cover-to-cover as he (or she) fights to survive the journey. He needs depth and personality, and it’s up to you to give them to him.

What is his back story?

Everyone has a history. It’s where we come from, how we grew up, and why we are the way we are. Did he have a difficult childhood? Was he wealthy, poor, or somewhere in the middle? Did he have friends or mentors? Consider how his back story plays into your plot and how he handles what he’s dealt. Think about what specific events, if any, shaped him into who he is today, and then really think about how you’re going to introduce those events into the story. Will you use flashback? Will he tell his story to another character? Will something from his past be revealed through documents or people? Perhaps his history will be a mystery—and part of the puzzle the reader is responsible for deciphering.

What kind of person is he now?

Personality is a huge key to characters; otherwise, they would all seem bland and identical. Is he kind and loving? Is he bookish and nerdy or outdoorsy and adventurous? What does he do for a living? What are his hobbies? Is he constantly surrounded by people, or is he a social hermit? Often, writers of action-adventure forego answering these types of questions in favor of instant action and constant movement, but doing so does the character a disservice and makes him flat—and harder for the reader to relate to. Every reader loves to see a little bit of him- or herself in a protagonist; it makes the character more human.

Does he have a tragic flaw?

Nobody is perfect, and sometimes it can get in our way as we try to succeed in life. Does he have a temper? Is he arrogant? Does his jealousy get the best of him? Can he compensate for his flaws enough to save the day?  While they’re still imperfect and human, not every hero needs to have a tragic flaw.  On the other hand, giving your hero a trait like this to fight or overcome on his journey can give you more material to work with when it comes to your plot.  Take, for instance, the hero Hercules in Greek mythology.  His massive strength led to the demise of his family.  His guilt led him on the quest of the 12 Labors.  His flaw caused his journey, and he worked to overcome it.  Adding a trait like a tragic flaw can add color and depth to your character and material to your storyline.

Is there a love interest?

Not every hero has to save a damsel in distress. That being said, love and romance can serve as great inspiration for a hero. Is he haunted by a romance in his past? Is he fighting to save the one he loves? Maybe he meets a woman in his quest and falls for her gemstone eyes. Is she a distraction or an asset?  Diving straight into the action, adventure, and glory is great, but adding a romantic interest can provide texture to your novel, while offering another avenue for readers to connect with it.  Some authors choose to forgo romance altogether; they write characters who prefer the solitary life in which they can focus on the task at hand.  To write love, or not to write love?  The choice, among many others, is yours.

While all of this may seem formulaic, your answers will individualize your hero. Remember that how you answer these questions and create your character should not be arbitrary; your responses should build layers and complexity—even if they don’t end up in the story, they’ll give you a better grasp of your hero, which will allow you to handle him more deftly as you write in actions, decisions, and emotions.  Now is your chance to create a character worth remembering: your Action Hero awaits.

Stay tuned for more from “On Writing Action-Adventure” help:  tips and tricks for tackling your heroine, coming soon!

On Writing Action-Adventure: Getting Started

Writing is an exciting, challenging, terrifying, and liberating experience.  It calls from within us, seeking the very best of our creativity and passion, requiring 100% effort on every page.  And, when it’s been given our absolute best, it asks for more in the form of editing and refinement of the works that have been labored over for countless hours.  In the end, as we peer into a completed project, it fills us with incredible pride and allows us to float on the ether of accomplishment for a few moments before we return to reality.

But, it takes an immeasurable amount of work and a willingness to receive and utilize advice to get to that point.  At Jabari & Jaser, we’re here to help.  Our goal, over the next few articles, is to help guide you along in the process of creating and fleshing out your characters, evolving your story, and tying all the pieces together to make a completed project you can be proud of.  It’s up to you to come up with the ideas and to do the writing, but we have a few questions to ask you that will help guide you along the way.  If you can answer these questions and put your answers into your writing, you’ll be amazed at how easily your manuscript can come together.

This is an exciting opportunity.  Many people say they’re writing a book, whereas very few can honestly say they’ve finished one.  Are you ready to go from “in the process” to “published”?   In the famous words of Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  If you haven’t already, now’s the time to make your move. The first step is both the easiest and the most challenging step of the journey:  write.  Put pen to paper or fingers to keys.  Just do yourself a favor; sit down, stop saying you’ll get to it, and get to it!

Look for more articles in our “On Writing Action Adventure” series to help you along your writing journey—coming soon!

By KLM

Zharmae Holiday Address 2013

This is a time for holding close the ones you love. It’s a time for family, for friends, for laughter, and for delighting in the pleasantries of life. It’s a time for big meals and bigger smiles, for traditions and for the hope that comes with celebrating a new day and a new year. It’s a time for kindness and generosity, for reaching out your hand to help your neighbor. This is a time for love and for enjoying life.

 

Listen carefully and you may be able to hear music in the air. Breathe in deep the rich aroma of holiday cheer. Savor the taste of the season on your tongue; enjoy how the flavors dance and mingle on your taste buds. Take comfort in the warmth radiating from spending time with your loved ones—it is a special kind of warmth that can be felt from the inside as well as the outside. Look closely at the faces of those who surround you and try to memorize the way their mouths curve happily into smiles. This is a time to cherish.

 

As we at Zharmae and all the associated imprints draw closed the curtains and head home to our families, we would like to thank you, our readers, for another wonderful year. Thank you for a year of reading, for a year of friendship. You are in our hearts and in our minds this holiday season, for we consider you to be an extended part of the Zharmae family. We look forward to enjoying yet another year with you, one that is certain to overflow with the joys of reading and sharing momentous experiences together.

 

We are closing our doors for the holidays and will be back to usher in a new year of publishing high-quality books during 2014. For now, everyone at Zharmae would like to wish you the brightest and happiest of holiday seasons. May this time find you surrounded by those you love. May you find peace and rest as you prepare for the new year. Above all, we hope that you delight in the simple pleasures of life and that you have a safe and wonderful holiday season.

 

The Zharmae Publishing Press will be closed from Friday, December 20, 2013 through Sunday, January 5, 2014. While our offices are closed, we may not respond to inquiries, but please follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive any news or updates.

 

Keep reading, keep enjoying each day, and know that we look forward to starting off the new year with you at our side.

Happy Thanksgiving!

North High Street Thanksgiving

The Reasons lived in a six bedroom mansion in Dublin, Ohio. The patriarch of the family and sole custodian of how others in the house would behave was Sam Reason, successful lawyer and multimillionaire. His second wife, Elinor, was about the same age as his son, who had passed away in a tragic traffic accident in his final year at Ohio State.  His grandson, David, whom Sam had raised since David’s parents’ death, made up the balance of the household.

Because of his exalted position in the Columbus area, Sam often had important guests over for special occasions, and this was certainly one of those. David was in his final year at Virginia Military Academy where Sam and Elinor had shuffled him off to relieve some of the pressure in the house, and he had just been accepted at Michigan into a Political Science degree program. David hated going home for holidays, but this one was a royal summons from his grandfather, who still controlled the purse strings. The special guest was the Dean of Arts at Michigan and his wife.

On the day before Thanksgiving, Sam came home with a large, nasty turkey, which he proudly brought into the kitchen in a cage. “Here, cook,” he announced. “This will be served for dinner tomorrow night to us and our guests.”

“But, sir,” the cook complained, “I have no idea how to prepare a live turkey.”

“You’re the cook—the turkey is food—figure it out.” Sam left the cook, who was in tears.

David arrived later in the day. One of the first things he did, after a perfunctory hello to his grandfather and Elinor, was head to the kitchen to see his friend, the cook. He found her staring at the live turkey in its cage, a fowl cookbook in her hands. “Isabel, how are you, and what are you doing with a live turkey? Did they run out of prepped ones at the supermarket?”

Since Gramma Reasons had died five years before, Isabel had been the only person who had been kind to David. They offered each other mutual defense against their tyrannical overlord. David remembered a time a couple of years ago, when Isabel lashed out at him with a knife because a salad had been spoiled. When he realized that the reason for her outburst was fear of what his grandfather would do to her for spoiling the salad, David had tried to comfort her.

When she saw David, Isabel brightened. “Oh, David, it’s wonderful you’re home.”  She hugged him. “What in the world am I going to do with this turkey?”

“I’ll bet my grandfather dumped it on you, didn’t he?”

“Well, he did bring it in and ask me to get it ready for the dinner tomorrow.”

“I’ll just bet he wasn’t that kind. Here, let me take it. I’ll let it go down by the river and pick you up another at Kroger’s—if they have any left, that is. Don’t worry; I’ll get you a dead one.”

David went back to the front of the house and found Sam and Elinor having coffee in the living room. “Grandfather, do you mind if I borrow the car for a couple of hours?  I’d like to see a few friends before supper.”

“See that you take good care of it. No racing.”

“Are the keys on the hook by the side door?”

“Yes. Be back by six.”

“I will.” David scooped up the keys and the turkey and headed around the back to the garage. Fortunately, the De Ville had a large trunk and David was able to dump the turkey in there and get out of the driveway without anyone noticing.

He drove down to Scioto River—what memories flooded back.  As a young boy, he would come to let the flowing water soothe the physical and mental hurts his grandfather had inflicted on him. God, how I wish I could get away from that old tyrant, he thought as he stared at the ripples coming around a tree stump that was stuck in the flow. Just maybe, he’ll die soon, or I’ll get accepted in ROTC and can tell him where to stick his money. He checked to make sure nobody was watching, took the cage out of the trunk of the car and let the turkey wander off into the bushes along the shore. I guess some lucky fox will have a good meal, he thought as he climbed into the Caddy and headed for Kroger’s.

After picking up a 25-pound turkey, David thought he might call on a couple of friends before heading back for dinner. I haven’t seen Julia since the summer, he thought.  I wonder if she’s still interested, or has that damn Fred Blackburn taken her?  He pulled up in the Caddy and rapped on Julia’s door. It was Wednesday afternoon, and he expected her to be at school, so he was surprised when she answered the door.

“David, why didn’t you call?  It’s good to see you, but I’m kind of busy.”

Oh, shit, he thought.  She’s probably got Blackburn over. “Sorry, Julia, I was just passing through and thought I’d call in.  I missed you.”

“I missed you too, but I gotta go.  Mom’s got a whole lot of jobs for me for the big day tomorrow.”

Maybe he’s not there, he thought.  “I’ll see ya—probably at Christmas.”

“That’d be great.”

David got home and convinced his grandfather to let him invite one or two friends over for Thanksgiving.  He called about four, but got nothing but excuses. Apparently he was not the only one who did not want to be near his grandfather.

David hung around, watched football, and read most of Thanksgiving Day. He got a lot of praise from Isabel about the turkey, but spoke only briefly with Sam and Elinor. Strange how they insisted I come, but don’t even want me around after I get here, he thought.  Guess they only wanted the show of having me around when the Dean came.

About four, Sam found David and admonished him, “Be sure to wear a suit and tie to dinner, and shine up your shoes. This man is important to your future.”

Jesus, he hasn’t changed at all, David said to himself. Still the bully. As if they didn’t make me shine my shoes at school. Old prick. “I know how to dress properly, Grandfather. By the way, none of my friends are coming to dinner.”

“Fine—be down in the living room at five sharp.”

Dean Jacobs and his wife Elsie arrived about five thirty. Although David had lots of booze at school, nothing was served him—except soda—for before-dinner drinks. Sam and the dean took their bourbons to the library and left David with the ladies.

After a few words of welcome from David and Elinor and talk about each others’ doings, Elsie asked David, “Well, David, why did you choose Michigan over OSU?”

It sure didn’t take her long to figure this family out, he thought. “Ummm…I don’t know. I think you have the best PolySci program.”

“Yes, we’re very good. But OSU is in your home town.”

Elinor interjected, “Well, David is used to being away at school. He loves the freedom.”

“Yes, at some point it’s important for young men to get out on their own,” Elsie agreed.

At this point the two men returned from the library.  “I believe cook has our dinner ready,” Sam announced. “We’ll go into the dining room now.”

As they trooped across the hall, Elsie said to herself, No wonder he wants to come to Michigan. “Elinor, you’ve done a beautiful job decorating the dining room.  It seems so intimate.”

“Thank you, Elsie.  We just had contractors in last month to redo the walls and floors.  It’s quite nice.”

The table was set with a lavish feast—the turkey at the head of the table for Sam to carve. He directed everyone to their appropriate seats and asked Dean Jacobs to say grace.  Isabel came out as soon as everyone was settled and poured the wine for the four seniors. Plates and vegetable dishes were passed. David thought, I think I’m going to be sick. How can the old bastard put on such a show?

“What a lovely turkey, Elinor,” Elsie remarked after taking her first bite, “so moist and flavorful. Where did you get it?”

Sam responded, “I got it live at Mosley’s out in Hilliard.  Cook prepared it.”

It was all David could do to keep from laughing. Guess we fooled the old bastard, he said to himself. “Yes, and I helped Isabel kill and clean it. It was quite a job,” he lied.

When dinner was over, Sam took the seniors back to the living room and dismissed Isabel and David, who spent a happy hour cleaning up.

When they were comfortably seated and provided with after-dinner drinks, Sam asked the dean, “What do you think of my boy?”

You don’t even realize he’s not your boy, Dean Jacobs thought. “He seems like a fine lad.  I’m sure he’ll do well at Michigan. Why isn’t he going to Ohio State?” He knew the answer, but wanted to test Sam—see if he had any clue as to what David felt.

Elinor answered, “Oh, you know, boys. They just have to break the apron strings.”

“Yes, getting away from Dublin to Virginia Military helped him grow more independent. I want an independent grandson—someone who’ll be a success.” He didn’t need to add, “like me,” for the Jacobses to realize how much self-aggrandizement Sam was portraying.

On Friday, an official looking envelope with a Washington return address arrived for David. Isabel got the mail as she usually did and brought it right to his room where he was packing to go back to Virginia.

As she was about to leave, David said, “Stay til I open it Isabel. It might be good news.” It was—his acceptance into ROTC at Michigan.  He jumped up, ran over and gave Isabel a hug. “Look, the army wants me and will pay for my college. It really has been a great Thanksgiving.” David thought for a moment. “Isabel, please don’t tell them before I finish my year. I want to be able to tell Grampa where to stuff his money when I leave for school next fall.” Isabel smiled and nodded to David.

Written by John Whitaker, author of Dominance: South Africa. Stop into our online store and pick up a copy to find out more about David Reason and the adventures he embarks on!

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The Hero’s Day, to all the men and women who served!

Jabari & Jaser staff is proud to commemorate our veterans who served our country to fight for freedom!

To quote President Wilson “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

With every great hero there is a thousand untold heroes and veterans day will forever give credence to every soldier that has fought for what is just.

If you have a story of a great war hero, drop in to the submissions page and submit an inquiry!

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