June 14, 2017: Marianne Aleck had the good fortune to be invited as a guest to the YBC Charity Dinner in New Jersey. The charity raises money for the children of fallen heroes. The guest speaker was General David Petraeus who at one time was a member of the 509th Airborne unit. This is the same re-activated unit Marianne's father Johnny was an original member of during WWII, which she writes about in The Liberty Club. It was a great honor for Ms. Aleck to gift a copy of her book to the General as well as take part in this auspicious occasion.
March 16, 2017: This was a fun event. Marianne was asked to do a presentation for the Genealogy Club in Rio Vista, CA. Of course she said "yes"!! You can find photos of this March event by clicking on the media tab, and then the drop-down - Photo Gallery 2017. Here are some of the pictures in a very short video. Enjoy!