Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day, Everyone!

Normally, I would have a vet bio posted for Memorial Day, but I wasn't able to get one edited in time to post it. So, I'll get it up in the next few days. In the meantime, I do want to make some observations.

If you haven't yet watched the film, The Fighting Sullivans, you must do so. It's a true story about the 5 Sullivan brothers who enlist in the Navy following Pearl Harbor. They sought and received permission from the Navy to serve on the same ship, and in doing so, established new protocols for brothers in the armed services. In fact, they had such a profound impact on the Navy that TWO ships have been christened "The Sullivans" in their honor. This is an important film, and it is a must see. Please add it to your netflix list and make it happen!

Now, in my efforts to celebrate and remember those who gave their lives to protect my freedom, I want to offer a special deal to veterans and to those currently serving:
I will give each soldier an autographed copy of my book. They only need to send me an email with shipping directions. traviswinman{at}

When Love Calls is a Christian based love story, but more men have read it than women, so don't let that be a deterrent. I have included helicopter evacuations, fist fights, emergency ICU surgeries, stellar car crashes, and moments of desperation. I also added varying levels of mushy stuff, so I could keep my target audience happy... But ask anyone who's taken the time to read it, it is an exciting love story!

Whenever I travel, I try to keep some copies on me to give to soldiers. Normally I target the females in uniform, but soldier beware!, if I see you, you will probably get a book! It's the least I can do for those who are standing between me and those who wish me harm. Thanks for all you are doing, for it is much appreciated.


Tracy said...

What a wonderful way to thank those who serve! Thank you, Will, for your thankful heart and patriotic spirit! And thank you too, for your service to our country. I look forward to the upcoming bio! Blessings and Happy Memorial Day!

Billy Coffey said...

The Fighting Sullivans is a fantastic movie, one of my favorites.

Happy Memorial Day, Travis.

Travis said...

I'm not surprised by that being one of your favorites, Billy. It's hard not to love it.

Tracy, always good to see you!

Jennifer said...

I can't resist pointing this out:

The Sullivans are from Waterloo, IOWA.

an Iowan


Travis said...

I understand that there is a museum dedicated to the Sullivan's in Waterloo. I'd love to visit it some day.

gzusfreek said...

Love Jennifer's comment LOL :)
I thought she might get rise from you Hee hee.

Thank you for the post and your service :)

I will have to look up this, The Fighting Sullivans and find out what I am missing -

Great post :)