This coming Saturday is the Navy's 237th Birthday. Plus I live on a Navy base - Pearl Harbor. So it is only fitting that we celebrate Fleet Week here at SOS Aloha! Let's kick off the party with Navy Veteran turned Romance Author Geri Krotow. From her bio (at this link),
Geri Krotow has travelled the world, first as a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman, then as a Naval Officer, and now as a Navy wife. She’s been to four of the seven continents and saw number five from a Navy ship on her 21st birthday. Geri never left her hometown of Buffalo, New York until she was nineteen but obviously made up for lost time. For news of where she’s currently living and her thoughts on that place, be it a different State or country, check out her blog.
I first met Geri at RWA/Orlando in 2010. She is one of the smartest women I know ... and a positive influence in Romanceland. I posted an interview with Geri back in 2010 at this link. She writes for Harlequin Super Romance - her latest book is NAVY RULES:
Elf, the Reading Addict, posted her review of NAVY RULES on her blog at this link. In honor of Fleet Week, I am giving away a print copy of NAVY RULES plus a Navy souvenir to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about which continent you would like to visit.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, October 13, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winners on Sunday, October 14.
Kim in Hawaii
From the Medal of Honor Book of Quotes, I share the very first entry from John W. Finn, United States Navy,
I always remember the day I took the oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. That really meant something to me.
Finn was one of fifteen men to be awarded the Medal of Honor for acts of valor on December 7, 1941. Finn died on May 27, 2010, as the oldest living recipient of the Medal of Honor. His legacy lives in the hearts of Navy sailors.