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

Author Jeff Gottesfeld

 in conversation with former sentinel Steve Shodeen SFC USA Retired

Register HERE


In honor of Memorial Day join author Jeff Gottesfeld for a special conversation with Bay Area native Steve Shodeen, SFC USA Retired, as he shares his experience serving as sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.


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.

Register HERE for this Zoom webinar.


Books available for purchase at Bel and Bunna’s Books