I am impressed that a young man would take the time and effort to record this precious history. Nicholas Rider is to be commended for his insight and dedication to this book. Because he cared enough to devote his energy and time, the stories of the veterans in his book will be preserved for future generations. It is so refreshing to all of us here that a 14-year old has the maturity and understanding of the sacrifices, to complete such a project. All of our veterans here say, "God Bless You, Nicholas" for your service to them.
Veterans Memorial Museum, Chehalis, WA, Lee Grimes, Founder and Director
To call Nicholas Rider's work "a book of short stories" would be limiting what he has accomplished. The book recounts the life and times of America's men and women who sacrificed their time and risked their lives to keep the values and freedoms we as Americans come to take for granted. It is a chronicle of the American serviceman and servicewoman. It contains stories of peace and war. Each story is a first person glance back into history. To commend the book, I've read others of this type and put them down never to finish. Nicholas Rider's book kept me interested and, in some instances, wanting and looking for more.
Military, Jan 2007, Cpl William Rolke, USMC (Ret)
Fourteen-year-old homeschooler, Nicholas Rider, began working on America's True Heroes when he was 11-years old and attempting to collect autographs from veterans he met. The project grew into a collection of remembrances. The tales are often told in the veterans own words. One World War II vet ended his account: "I am sorry I do not want to say anymore. It is an experience I hope you will never have to go through. When I returned to civilian life, I decided to leave my war experience behind. I lost a lot of good friends." We can be thankful for his service and for Nicholas Rider who cared enough to write it down.
WORLD Magazine, June 09, 2007, Vol. 22, Number 21
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