Why Savannah?

Dear Current & Future Readers,

Continuing in Chapter 1, this blog post reveals why Savannah plays an important role in our main character Duke Thomas’s life!
Savannah was the founding city and capital of the 13th and last British colony in North America. Duke’s great great … grandfather was the captain of the good ship Anne, which brought the settlers to the colony. He was granted land on which he started a plantation to support his family.
Duke’s forefathers felt a deep connection to the land and to America, and fought to obtain independence with honor in the American Revolution. They later fought for their state with honor and with much sacrifice in the War of Northern Aggression, commonly known as the Civil War.
Duke grew up with the same traditions that General Robert E. Lee memorialized in his famous quote: “Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never hope to do more, you should never wish to do less.”
This is why he volunteers to risk his life in Europe against the tyranny of Imperial Germany. He felt it was his duty to leave his home in Savannah and offer his skills as a trained pilot, volunteering in the Lafayette Escadrille to protect the French people in WWI.

Enjoy the Adventure!

Author Thomas Upson and a cannon from the American Revolution in Savannah, GA