Everybody should have a literary friend. Jerry Yusen is mine. For many years now, Jerry has been suggesting books for me to read. Books that he knew, based on my interests, that I would enjoy. And with remarkable consistency, his suggestions have proved to be spot on. Jerry is passionate about books. Any time that I have a book discussion with him it is always lively and informative.
Last week at the Lincolnwood Public Library, Jerry organized an event called Home Front-War Front, World War Two. Jerry spoke eloquently and with great emotion about how his brother survived the sinking of his ship during the most memorable battle of the War in the Pacific. He spoke about the great heroism of his brother, as well as all the brave and women who served in the conflict. Jerry then asked others, veterans of the Second World War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War to share some of their experiences with the assembled audience. It was a memorable event, and I was so glad to be there to witness it.