The Delaware Heritage Commission sponsored its annual Delaware Authors Day at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover, Delaware. Delaware Authors day was held on Nov 6, 2010. It was an opportunity for Authors to get together and share marketing and publishing ideas as well as get a chance to know one another and sell books. I met lots of great people and was encouraged.
Left to Right Author Gwen Gibbs of Guided by Grace, Author Sheila Andrien of Straight up Hope, Publisher/CEO of Jazzy Kitty Publishing and Author Anelda and Author Nike Binger Marshall of Persistence of Vision.
I met a guy at Authors day promoting the Flight 93 memorial through tractors. www.classictractors.com ...Remembering 9/11Ē Tee and Sweatshirts Honor American Heroes; Net Proceeds Go for the Completion of Flight 93 National Memorial
I visited the crash site of Flight 93 in western Pennsylvania the same day I photographed the Ray Miller barn -- emblazoned with Old Glory. Thatís the picture that serves as the cover of the 2011 Classic Farm Tractors Calendar, apropos because of the barnís location, the timing (10th anniversary of the sneak attack that murdered nearly 3,000 innocent U. S. citizens), and its dedication to all Americans killed on that terrible day, Sept. 11, 2001. When I visited the temporary memorial several years ago, the trees were ablaze in their fall colors, and in this peaceful setting of rural America some 65 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, it was difficult to grasp the horrible events of that day and Flight 93ís demise. The park ranger showed our solemn group of all ages and backgrounds an album of photographs of those passengers on the flight, where they were going, the family members they hoped to see, the business they had to take of. It was totally touching and emotional. In the distance was the crash site; the only sound was that of a meadowlark.I believe because the Flight 93 National Memorial will be situated in a country setting, it will be a quiet place for contemplation,meditation and prayer. A common field one day, a field of honor forever. John Harvey