By: Michael Henderson
According to Henderson
, "Fortunately we were too young to appreciate the dangers.
When my mother died in 1979 a friend wrote to us, 'Your mother was very brave.' Sadly, we had not thought about that and had never talked afterwards with our parents about the evacuation."
About the Author
Michael Henderson, English journalist, broadcaster and author of eleven books, has lived for more than twelve years in Westward Ho!
North Devon; before that having been twenty-one years in Portland ,Oregon.
also has Irish citizenship.
He has addressed groups around the world as varied as the Rotary clubs of London, New Delhi and Rabaul, New Guinea; the English-Speaking Union branches of Moscow and St Petersburg, New York and Washington, DC, and London; the World Affairs Councils of San Antonio, Texas and Brattleboro, Vermont; the annual meeting of the Governors General of the Caribbean as well as in Parliament House, Canberra, and in the House of Commons.
Since returning to Britain he
has spoken to dozens of audiences in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In 2007 he
spoke at the Edinburgh Festival of Spirituality, in Michael Henderson speaking at the Munich International Peace Conference Michael Henderson speaking at the Munich International Peace Conference 2009 at the Parliament of World's
Religions in Melbourne, Australia and in 2010 at the Munich International Peace Conference.
In 2010 he
was also inducted as a member of the Council for Dignity
of the Italian Ara Pacis Initiative.
While In the United States he
contributed articles to newspapers and journals all over the country, did more than 1,000 radio talks and was presenter for commercial, public and cable TV programs.
In Oregon he was president of the World Affairs Council, of the English-Speaking Union, and of Willamette Writers, and on the board of the United Nations Association.
Day of Acknowedgement, Salem, Oregon Day of Acknowedgement, Salem, Oregon He was co-founder of Oregon Uniting, a work for racial understanding and a prime instigator of Oregon's 1999 Day of Acknowledgement of earlier racial exclusion.
has spoken throughout the United States to many organizations, church groups, university departments and service clubs.