The event begins at 10:30, please arrive on time so we don't interrupt Ron's talk. Ron Zaleski will speak about his walks, what the mission is about, and answer questions. Lunch is served at 11:30. After lunch, Ron will sign each book. The ticket includes lunch with a choice from two menu items plus a signed copy of The Long Walk Home: A Veteran's barefoot journey across America by Ron Zaleski. An open bar is available but not included in the price.
The Best Book on Veterans' Issues I've Ever Read
Reviewed in the United States on November 27, 2021
"This book is inspiring, well-written, and professionally produced, sure to help both veterans and the Americans that love them. I enjoy how the book is divided into bite-sized segments, making it very readable and painting new pictures of the author's incredible journey on each page. Truly, I was captivated as soon as I opened it. Don't worry about regretting this purchase--you won't."
A book that gets you thinking and raises awareness like no other.
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2021
"Thought provoking…for me, this is the essence of Ron Zaleski’s work on “The Long Walk Home”. The author takes us on his personal journey to raise awareness of veteran suicide, and the journey is worth everyone’s time and respect. Ron not only provides us insights into what veterans invariably face day-to-day, but he raises very important and equally important points regarding the effects of veteran suicide on families and friends. Zaleski points out early on, “I realized the United States isn’t defined by its government, but by its citizens. We all carry the responsibility to make positive changes in our country, our lives, and the lives of others.” I couldn’t agree more and Ron helps us to understand we don’t have to fear the subject or shy away from it even though we may feel like we have nothing to offer. His writing style pulls us into his story and brings to light all the facts, exposes all the emotions, and puts into perspective this very difficult issue – in a way that gets you thinking and realizing that it’s a part of what formed this country and provided our freedoms; therefore, it warrants our attention.
I will be sharing this book with as many people as I possibly can, including our younger generation who should be made aware and provided the opportunities to think upon, reflect, and determine how they and all of us can improve understanding for all of our men and women who return home from their service to our country.
I applaud Ron for his outstanding work and encourage everyone to give this book a read. I’m sure it will get you thinking as well."