Martha LaGuardia-Kotite, a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, is author of the four-time award-winning book, So Others May Live (Lyons Press, June 2006, CATS net shipped 9,696 hc, 5,660 pb) foreword by Tom Ridge). The book was selected for the Commandant of the Coast Guard's professional reading list, won best adventure award for Boating Writers International and Book of the Year by the Foundation for Coast Guard History. Recently, she served as then Commandant Admiral Thad Allen's Press Secretary during the Haiti earthquake and during his role as the National Incident Commander for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Trish Marx writes nonfiction books for children in grades K-12. Her assignments have taken her to China, Peru, Israel, Kosovo, and recently, Bangladesh. Her books have received awards and recognition such as Notable Books in the area of Social Studies, Parent's Choice, Booklinks Best 10 Books of the Year list, and a 2011 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Older Readers. She is a member of PEN and the Author's Guild
My Name Is Old Glory: A Celebration of the Star-Spangled Bannerby Martha Laguardia-Kotite, Trish Marx
For decades now, the poem "My Name Is Old Glory" has been read at military retirements and patriotic ceremonies. Composed by an unsung Marine who served during WW II named Howard Schnauber, it expresses his feelings about the Star-Spangled Banner. In this book, Schnauber's simple but powerful lines blend with timeless imagesfrom a civil rights march to the
For decades now, the poem "My Name Is Old Glory" has been read at military retirements and patriotic ceremonies. Composed by an unsung Marine who served during WW II named Howard Schnauber, it expresses his feelings about the Star-Spangled Banner. In this book, Schnauber's simple but powerful lines blend with timeless imagesfrom a civil rights march to the Moon landing, from Iwo Jima to September 11, 2001that capture the courage, strength, and glory embodied in our national treasure. With sidebars about significant flag-raising events, the flag acts of 1777, 1794, 1812, and 1912, flag etiquette, personal reflections about what the flag means to Americans of all ages, and much more, this is sure to be the flag book of the year.
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I have had the privilege of serving with Martha Laguardia-Kotite in the Coast Guard and her heartfelt passion for her country comes out clearly in this simple yet powerful look at our Nation's flag. The poem Old Glory is a wonderful opening for the historical information that follows. The pictures do an amazing job of supporting the text that describes the role of the American Flag in our history dating back to the founding of the country and through many of the more recent trials that tested the resolve of our Nation. The book captivated my eight and five year old and had them looking forward to their evening stories like few books before. It is a book that I am proud to have in my home and I could not offer a stronger recommendation to anyone who wants to instill the values of our great Nation in their children.