Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 9th. 7:00 pm -The Sky Rained Heroes

Meet author Frederick LaCroix Thursday, July 9th (700 PM) Art Walk

During World War II in the Philippines, an American pilot receives a slain Japanese officer’s Imperial battle flag. Years later, the pilot’s son, Frederick E. LaCroix, inherits the flag, which, coupled with his father’s wartime correspondence, propels him on a six-year journey across eastern Asia to find the dead officer’s family and return the flag. The Sky Rained Heroes details the emotional true stories of these two soldiers and the diverse paths that led them to their fatal meeting. For over twenty years, Frederick E. LaCroix, has lived in and traveled throughout Asia, where he works to develop poor communities, expand rural electrification, and create new economic and educational opportunities.