Thursday, June 4, 2009

On July 7, 1944 Lt. Ted L. Weaver flew the B-24 Liberator Bomber named "Full House" into a fierce air battle over Bernberg, Germany to bomb an aircraft factory. Full house was shot down and Ted was the only member of his crew not captured or killed. He made contact with the Dutch resistance who helped him evade capture until Holland was liberated nine months later. Tribute: The Twenty-third Mission honors those Dutch Patriots and asks each of us to consider two questions: Have you ever needed the compassion of a total stranger? Have you ever given a stranger an unexpected kindness? A time will come in your life when your character will be put to the test. How will you respond? Will you be a force for good or will you be a force for self?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tribute: The Twenty-third Mission Presentation

When ordinary people do extraordinary things, miracles happen. Now you can hear Ted's story in a one hour presentation with slides given by his son Shaun T. Weaver. TRIBUTE tells the stories of people like you and me who stood at a dangerous crossroads and had the courage to choose to be a force for good instead of just a force for self. These brave Dutch citizens risked their lives and the lives of their families to hide allied service men and Jews during World War II. What was it in the character of these men and women that enabled them to risk their all for the sake of strangers? What can we learn from their examples of courageous compassion? The stories of these rescuers are an inspiration to us in these troubled times that we too can make a difference, even through seemingly insignificant efforts. Tribute is a challenge for us all to rise to the full stature of our mutual humanity.

"What positive and enthusiastic responses I received to your November 6th (2007) presentation given to our club membership! Both men and ladies enjoyed your talk and my husband, Vick, thought that your pictures were just terrific and made your lecture more meaningful. He felt that your delivery was perfect, and I must tell your that praise does not flow easily from his mouth."
Enid M. Lopes - Program Director, St. Pius X R.C. Church Seniors Club

To book Mr. Weaver or to request a promotional packet, call: 801-397-0582 or e mail us at Speaker's fee will be waived for veterans' groups. All others, please inquire.

Friday, February 6, 2009

You may attend TRIBUTE at the following locations & times. All presentations are open to the public & free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Please visit often to check
for upcoming engagements
Now that we're settled in to our
new home I can begin booking
presentations again.  Also look
for the one man show & I promise
to get back to work on the book.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

From the Bellmore Library Presentation:

"Today my wife and I went to our local library to hear the presentation "The 23rd Mission," presented by Shaun Weaver. It was terrific, and we highly recommend it to all. We were in awe of the story and (it) brought tears. It is extremely inspirational. Thank God to Mr. Weaver and his wife for keeping this magnificent story alive. It was outstanding!"

Stanley Gollins

Monday, February 2, 2009

Recomended Reading

For an excellent book containing more stories of Dutch rescuers with articulate, insightful and often poetic commentary on the people and events of the Holocaust, I highly recommend:
The Heart has Reasons by Mark Klempner