“Patriotism in America Past and Present” presented by Author Becky Van Vleet

When: Saturday May 20, 2023 at 11am

Where: Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center and Museum and Pikes Peak Library District proudly host local author Becky Van Vleet explores that question in and her new book Unintended Hero, a book about her father’s up close and personal battles on the USS Denver in World War II in the Pacific Theater. She defines patriotism as “Our love for America where we can put aside our differences when we’re called upon to support our country. It’s a spirit of sacrifice and doing whatever it takes. That’s what my father did.” Join Becky for an interactive book talk about patriotism from the Greatest Generation in World War II to today.

Copies of Unintended Hero will be available for purchase and signing after the program. Visit Becky’s website at www.beckyvanvleet.com.

Visit our free museum. Manitou Springs Heritage Center and Museum, 517 Manitou Avenue Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829. For more information call 719-685-1454, email: ManitouHeritage@gmail.com, or visit www.manitouspringsheritagecenter.org. Open Thursday through Saturday Noon-4:00pm or by appointment.

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