NEWS & EVENTS

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Shelby will be speaking at the Veterans Breakfast / Coffee House at the Waxhaw Baptist Church 


(8213 Old Waxhaw  Monroe Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173;  (704) 843-4822 )


at 9 am, Thursday, February 28th. She plans to tell some exciting stories to 


interest and amuse the veterans in attendance, as well as explain how she came to do 


what she does. This is a wonderful event, with a full breakfast, open to all veterans. Come 


and join this special, warm and friendly group for some good camaraderie.

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The Fourth Annual Gathering of Heroes 


21 October 2018, 2 p.m.


VFW Post 2324 Indian Trail, NC



We honored our World War II veterans that appear in Shelby and Bryan Boyett's books.


This year we were privileged to have two World War II veterans as our speakers:


Navy Pilot John Moore of the USS SHANGRI-LA - as featured in "Flying Fearlessly" by Shelby

and

Yeoman Bill Norberg of the USS ENTERPRISE - as featured in "A Yeoman's Tale" by Bryan


and World War II veteran


Guadalcanal Medical Technician C.L. Brasfield as our Chaplain 

- as featured in "Our Heroes Are Not Forgotten 4" by Shelby

     The 4th Annual Gathering of Heroes was held on Sunday, October 21st, at the VFW Hall in Indian Trail. Eleven World War II veterans were in attendance, as were veterans from more recent wars. Welcoming remarks were given by Bryan Boyett, Author and Inspirational Speaker and the invocation was presented by Chaplain C.L. Brasfield, a 95-year-old Army veteran who was on Guadalcanal. The Helms Cabin Boys played a medley of patriotic songs, and then the crowd was entertained by Navy veteran Lt. Commander John Moore, who described his fighter plane crashing into the Pacific Ocean off Japan. Kathleen Shelby Boyett read biographies of the veterans she wrote about during the previous year, who were being honored at the Gathering, and then Bryan introduced Navy veteran Chief Yeoman Bill Norberg, who offered the crowd a fascinating slide show of the Battle of Midway from the vantage point of his position on the USS Enterprise. Chaplain Brasfield closed the Gathering with a benediction and then the veterans made themselves available for photographs and to sign the books in which their stories appear. The 4th Annual Gathering of Heroes was a rare chance to be in the presence of so many of our American veterans from the Second World War – a chance for family and friends and the public to pay honor where honor is due.

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The Third Annual Gathering of Heroes 2017


The Third Annual Gathering of Heroes, sponsored by Shelby and Bryan Boyett, and honoring World War II veterans, was held in Charlotte on 22 October. This year a real gala event was planned, with two speakers, heartfelt music, the reading of biographies of the men I had written about this year and a presentation of book to them or to their families, as well as the presentation of certificates from the National Society Daughters of the Revolution, Mecklenburg Chapter, honoring the valor, service and sacrifice of our veterans. This special event is a gift from my husband, Bryan, and myself to the veterans whose stories we have been able to preserve and share with future generations. It is a true joy to see their pleasure in being remembered and the gratitude of the family members who cherish the honoring of their fathers and grandfathers (and one mother!). The veterans who were able to attend this year are pictured below. The main hall of the facility was filled to overflowing with these veterans and their families who joined to honor them. This is what it's all about!

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