STARS IN THE WINDOW
Hometown Heroes of World War II, Family Defending Freedom
de John C. Schneider & Catherine Wybenga-Schneider
Human interest tales merge into the drama of World War II with its abrupt ending through use of atomic weapons. Written from the vantage point of a small boy who experienced his brother leaving a peaceful rural life to go into the turmoil of war, it provides a perspective for peace. This one family's experiences may be representative of those of many other families, and all of these individual contributions combine to provide the overall preservation of freedom.
John is an experienced nature photographer who was born and resides in the shadow of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. His special love for the beauty of this area is evident in many of his photographic renditions. John has an extensive background in the physics of light and optics as well as training in artistic composition and writing. He utilizes these skills in conjunction with computer technologies to add new dimensions to the arts of photographic presentation and publishing. It is John’s hope and desire that his writing, photographs and photo art will inspire the readers and viewers, and that these works will promote an increased awareness and actions for the preservation of the natural beauty of the world for all future generations.