Thursday, May 20, 2021
2:00 PM | ZOOM
Lafayette Library and
Learning Center Foundation Presents
Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Read by author Jeff Gottesfeld
And in conversation with former sentinel Steve Shodeen SFC USA Retired
Discover the story of the sentinels, and that of the unknown soldiers they honor, through the resonant words and illustrations in Jeff Gottesfeld’s latest book Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (for children age 7+; illustrated by Matt Tavares).
With every step, every turn, the sentinels pay homage to America’s fallen as they keep vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. To stand there—with absolute precision, in every type of weather, at every moment of the day, one in a line uninterrupted since midnight July 2, 1937—is the ultimate privilege and the most difficult post to earn in the army. Everything these men and women do is in service to the Unknowns, their fellow soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Following the reading Steve Shodeen SFC USA Retired, and Bay Area native, will join Jeff to share his experience as a sentinel.
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Books available for purchase at Bel and Bunna’s Books