Perspectives in Leadership Forum with war hero Marcus Luttrell on his best-selling book, Lone Survivor.
Marcus Luttrell joined the United States Navy in March 1999. He began Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training with Class 226 in Coronado, California. He graduated with Class 228 in 2001, making him a team Medic.
On June 28, 2005, Luttrell and SEAL Team 10 were assigned to a mission to kill or capture Ahmad Shah, a high-ranking Taliban leader responsible for killings in eastern Afghanistan and the Hindu-Kush mountains. Marcus Luttrell was
the only survivor. Badly wounded, he managed to walk and crawl seven miles to evade capture. He was given shelter by an Afghan tribe, who alerted the Americans of his presence, and American forces finally rescued him six days
after the gun battle. Following his physical recovery from Operation Redwing, Marcus went back and completed one more tour before being medically retired. He then wrote the book, Lone Survivor, which became a motion picture, to share
the amazing story of his brothers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Lecture and book signing with Grover Norquist on his latest book, End the IRS Before It Ends Us:
How to Restore a Low Tax, High Growth, Wealthy America.
Grover Norquist has a plan for cutting taxes for working Americans and for the
major corporations that are fleeing for foreign shores.
As president of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover
Norquist is the go-to expert on taxation. Now, Norquist
makes the case for a major tax reform, including a
possible flat tax. On the current path, America will
coast through inertia to ever-growing government and
taxation, as entitlements consume more of our national
economy. Norquist presents an alternative future where
government spending is reformed, and taxes and the
IRS radically curtailed. End the IRS Before It Ends Us lays out what taxation in America should look like. Norquist
offers a solution where America thrives, and Americans
keep their hard-earned cash.
Lecture and book signing with seasoned CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson on her new book, Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.
In Stonewalled, Sharyl Attkisson reveals how she has been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals, and offers an incisive critique of her industry and the shrinking role of investigative journalism in today’s media. Stonewalled is the story of how her news reports were met with a barrage of PR warfare tactics, including online criticism, as well as emails and phone calls up the network chain of command in an effort to intimidate and discouragethe next story. In Stonewalled, Attkisson recounts her personal tale, setting it against the larger story of the decline of investigative journalism and unbiased truth telling in America today.
In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist
George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago
Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred years
old. This book examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the field’s
legend and the larger-than-life characters, from Wrigley and Ruth to Veeck,
Durocher, and Banks, who brought it glory, heartbreak, and scandal. Drawing upon his trademark knowledge and inimitable sense of humor, Will also explores
his childhood connections to the team, the Cubs’ future, and what keeps longsuffering
fans rooting for the home team after so many years of futility. George
Will is a columnist, television personality and author. With more than 450 newspapers
printing his columns, a biweekly Newsweek column and appearances as a political
commentator on ABC, Mr. Will may be one of the most influential writers in America.
Mr. Will won the Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for commentary.
“Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It’s a day to be with the family and remember.”
– Ronald Reagan, May 1986
In tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives as a result of wounds suffered in a war zone while serving in the United States Armed Forces since September 11, 2001, Patriotic Productions has created the “Remembering Our Fallen” exhibit which has travelled across thirteen of our nation’s states. Now, for the first time, a tribute to California’s 725 fallen will travel. The exhibit will be unveiled at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, where it will be on display in the Library’s Air Force One Pavilion, before it travels across the state. The exhibit will be on display at the Reagan Library from January 31st through February 8th.
Please join us at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 31st, as the exhibit is unveiled to the California families of the fallen. There is no charge to attend the event, however regular Museum admission applies to get into the Air Force One Pavilion, where the event is held. We ask that the general public sit towards the back of the seating, to allow families the front rows.
“Remembering Our Fallen” was created to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Its legacy will be that these men and women will never be forgotten and that their names will be remembered and spoken.
For more information on Patriotic Productions, please visit www.RememberingOurFallen.org.