Friday, July 4, 2014

Never Forget


Celebrate & Remember

USS New York
USS New York was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.

It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite , LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003, 'those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence,' recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. 'It was a spiritual moment for everybody there.'

Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the 'hair on my neck stood up.' 'It had a big meaning to it for all of us,' he said. 'They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back.' 

The ship's motto? 'Never Forget'. 
Please keep this going so everyone can see what we are made of in this country!

From chemistry in the lab to chemistry between people. 
Mona Risk left a scientific career to share with readers the many stories brewing in her head. Her books won Best Romance Novel of the Year at Preditors & Editors; Best Contemporary Romances at Readers Favorite; Epic Award Finalists; and many stellar reviews, and are Amazon Bestsellers. She received the 2013 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER Award at Affaire de Coeur Magazine for her "Wonderfully written books about true love." ~ Happy Ever After Reviews 

Mona Risk writes sweet contemporary romances, such as the three novels in Holiday Babies Series, Christmas Babies, Valentine Babies and Mother's Day Babies.

 The fourth book in this series, Wedding Surprise, was written at her readers' request. 

Wedding Surprise is part of the Ten Brides for Ten Heroes,
A 10-book bundle by New York Times, USA Today, and National bestselling authors at a bargain priceGet ready to toss the bouquet and say, "I do!" as ten brides risk it all to find their happy ever after.