This is Honor and Remember.
The novels I am writing, though a hybrid of science fiction and spy thriller, are inspired by the men and women who served in the British Special Operations Executive, including the Canadian Camp X, the American Office of Strategic Services, and the various freedom fighters and resistance movements who stood to face the Axis Powers and their allies only to lose their lives in the shadows so that we may live free.
Most of the information about these people, their missions, and their deaths have remained classified until the last decade or so. Some information remains Top Secret. As such, the following is pieced together with what has been released and can be found in the public. Often the information sources can have –contradictions. Because of this, it is often that their pictures are few and hard to find. Tonight’s honoree, fortunately, is not such a case. I have tried my best to pronounce names and locations correctly, but often I am having to use my best guess. Any mispronunciations, and I know there will be many, are accidental.
Tonight I present to you a very special woman. Like many people I know, I am a Star Wars fan. We often call Princess Leia or rather the actress Carrie Fisher our princess. Tonight, I give you a real princess who fought and died against the darkness. #scifi #spyfi