Saturday, September 28, 2013

We Band of Angels Kick-Off Event




Bridgewater’s One Book One Community Committee will sponsor a kickoff event at the Bridgewater Public Library on Saturday, October 5th. The public is invited to attend “Banding Together”, which will take place from 11a.m. to 1p.m. in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the lower level.

The event will celebrate a local heroine, Helen Cassiani Nestor, a WWII prisoner of war, who was featured in Elizabeth Norman’s non-fiction story: We Band of Angels: the untold story of American nurses trapped on Bataan by the Japanese. This is the true account of the first American women to prove their mettle under combat conditions. During three years of brutal captivity at the hands of the Japanese, they also demonstrated their ability to survive.

Mark Nestor, son of Helen Cassiani, will speak about Helen, followed by a trip to St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery to lay a wreath on Helen’s grave.

Light “WWII era” refreshments will be served at the library.

For more information about We Band of Angels and One Book One Community, visit http://bridgew.edu/upc/onebook.cfm. For information about Elizabeth Norman, visit http://steinhardt.nnyu.edu/profiles/faculty/elizabeth_norman.

This semester’s One Book One Community program is a partnership of Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Williams Intermediate School, Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater Senior Center, Raynham Senior Center, and the Bridgewater State University Bookstore.

Parking is available in back of the library, which is located at 15 South Street.

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