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“The Global Learning Series” Honors Our Veterans With Release of Recently Discovered Historical Photographs

Story of 1st Lieutenant Robert C. Botsford US Army Air Force, Highlighted

WASHINGTON (BUSINESS WIRE) “The Global Learning Series,” the storied education-focused web and public television distributed program, is honoring our veterans with the release of recently discovered, rare historical photographs (www.thegloballearningseries.tv) that were taken in Canal Zone/Panama in 1939, by the late 1st Lieutenant Robert Charles Botsford, US Army Air Force. These 10 photographs include; the 32nd President of the United States, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (the only U.S. President elected to more than 2 terms and consistently rated by scholars as one of the top 3 U.S. Presidents), the USS Houston, Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., USN (Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Famed Polar Explorer), and the USS NorthStar.

“We are extremely fortunate to honor veterans with the release of these historic moments in time and we are also very grateful to The Robert Botsford Family Collection for helping us share this gift with the world!”

1st Lieutenant Robert Charles Botsford, US Army Air Force (B-26 Pilot from 322nd Bomber Group and awarded the Air Medal), is highlighted as the official photographer who captured these historic moments…please read 1st Lieutenant Botsford’s story while viewing these photographs (http://www.thegloballearningseries.tv/us-veterans.html). 1st Lieutenant Botsford is emblematic of the many humble heroes who defended freedom during a very dark period in our nations’ history…the eve of WWII and subsequent U.S. involvement in the global conflict. Heroes like 1st Lieutenant Botsford, continue this mission today.

“We are extremely fortunate to honor veterans with the release of these historic moments in time and we are also very grateful to The Robert Botsford Family Collection for helping us share this gift with the world!” noted John McGuire, Executive Producer for “The Global Learning Series.”

Out of respect for the subject matter of this release…please visit www.thegloballearningseries.tv and in particular, our “About Us” Page http://www.thegloballearningseries.tv/index-1.html, for information about who we are and what we do.

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Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50058155&lang=en


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About “The Global Learning Series”

“The Global Learning Series” is education-focused, issue-oriented and non-commercial programming, independently produced by GTS Education Inc. and distributed directly to public television stations throughout the United States and globally to VOA Television. “The Global Learning Series” strictly follows the standards and practices of public television and is distributed freely to public television stations nationwide. “The Global Learning Series” program is not affiliated with PBS. For program information, contact: info@thegloballearningseries.tv.


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Source: 11/8/2010 Business Wire


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