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Emmy-winning journalist Rita Cosby to visit Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to promote her book

by jmaloni


Tue, Sep 10th 2013 05:15 pm

Tickets now on sale for event, which includes presentation by Cosby, book signing, ceremony honoring WWII veterans, and buffet luncheon

The Niagara Military Affairs Council has announced Emmy-winning journalist Rita Cosby will visit the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Saturday, Sept. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. to promote her book, "Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father's Past," which chronicles her father's harrowing story as a World War II resistance fighter and prisoner of war.

Tickets for the event are now on sale for $20 and can be purchased by calling NIMAC at 716-283-4008 or by visiting http://www.nimac.org/events/. Tickets include attendance at Cosby's book presentation, a book signing (copies will be available for purchase), a ceremony honoring World War II veterans, and a buffet luncheon. Please note that, due to security requirements, tickets must be purchased one week in advance (by Saturday, Sept. 21).

First released in 2010, "Quiet Hero" chronicles a true story of heroism and courage in Cosby's own family, detailing her father's youth as a Polish resistance fighter who battled the Nazis during the Warsaw Uprising in World War II. The book went on to become a best seller on several lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and the Washington Post. The book has been hailed as "a loving, poignant tribute to her POW father and freedom" by Sen. John McCain, and "a beautiful tribute to the strength of the human spirit" by former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger.

Cosby is currently a special correspondent for the CBS syndicated program "Inside Edition," as well as a best-selling author and radio host. She has received three Emmys, the Jack Anderson Award for investigative excellence, the Matrix Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the Lech Walesa Freedom Award.

Prior to joining "Inside Edition," Cosby anchored highly rated primetime shows on Fox News and NBC. More information on Cosby and the book can be found at www.quiethero.org.  

Oct. 11, 2010, was declared "Rita Cosby Day" in the New York, honoring Cosby for her "extraordinary journalism and exemplary service on behalf of her community."

This event is sponsored by the Niagara Military Affairs Council, a nonprofit organization that works to support the growth and prosperity of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its personnel, creating a positive economic impact on the Western New York Community. The Niagara Military Affairs Council, or NIMAC, was founded in 1996 as a result of the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

NIMAC continues to support and promote capital investment by the federal government in the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station by increasing its visibility and calling attention to its attributes among key Department of Defense, Congressional and military leaders. NIMAC is an apolitical and Hatch Act-compliant organization, which allows free communication between NIMAC and military leadership.

For more information, visit www.NIMAC.org.

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