HAPPY 239TH BIRTHDAY AMERICA! The debut of our children’s book, “The 1947 Freedom Train” happened one year ago at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Georgia and fireworks filled the sky that evening in celebration! We could not have imagined a more perfect setting to introduce our book to the world. This year we were invited back to the National Infantry Museum’s 3rd annual “Freedom Fest.” In addition, we were also invited to the Hidden Lantern Bookstore in Rosemary Beach, Florida for a book signing. So- Kathie drove down to Rosemary Beach, and I went to the National Infantry Museum. After a year of meeting people from all over the U.S., it is still mindboggling when we ask the question, “Have you ever heard of the 1947 Freedom Train?” You’d be surprised at how many people have not heard about this historical event, including history majors! This is one of the many reasons we are excited to share our story with everyone we meet.
Each of us had a great time signing our book and meeting wonderful people from many different places. Children of course loved our treasure boxes filled with candy -but also hearing about the treasures of our great nation that were aboard the 1947 Freedom Train. Both parents and children are always captivated as they turn the pages and enjoy the beautiful illustrations.
Our goal is for our children’s book to find its way into every home and school in America so that the values of patriotism, respect for all our military heroes and appreciation of our great freedoms can be taught via this profound historical event. We want everyone to be apart of the Freedom Train family and hope that you will climb aboard and travel with us on new adventures throughout this upcoming year as we celebrate our great country. Please tweet and share about our book and website: www.freedomtrainforkids.com with everyone you know! We truly believe our book can inspire a movement in this upcoming generation of children, coupled with their motivation to learn more about the amazing documents aboard the train and the rich values of our country.
–Kathy and Kathie