Fort Pierce, FL – May 15, 2024 – Join us in celebrating Caribbean-American Heritage Month with a special book launch event of John McHugh’s memoir, The Forgotten Reapers of World War II: Gallant Jamaicans Help Defeat The Axis Powers, on Sunday, June 9th, 2024, at 2 PM ET. The event will take place at the West Regional Library, located at 8601 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324.

At 103 years old, John L. McHugh offers a unique and invaluable perspective on World War II. His memoir highlights the significant contributions of Jamaican war workers in supporting the American war effort by saving crops and maintaining industry and commerce across America’s cities. This compelling narrative sheds light on an often overlooked chapter of history, emphasizing the bravery and dedication of McHugh and his fellow Jamaicans.

103-Year Old Jamaican Author John McHugh Shares His World War II Memoir for Caribbean American Heritage Month Book Launch

Event Details:

  • Date: Sunday, June 9th, 2024
  • Time: 2 PM ET
  • Location: West Regional Library, 8601 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324

Event Highlights:

  • Meet the Author: Attendees will have the opportunity to meet John McHugh in person.
  • Book Signing: Get your signed copy of The Forgotten Reapers of World War II.
  • Reading Excerpts: Enjoy selected readings from the memoir, offering a glimpse into the remarkable stories within.
  • Celebration: Join us in honoring Caribbean-American Heritage and the contributions of Caribbean immigrants to the United States.
103-Year Old Jamaican Author John McHugh Shares His World War II Memoir for Caribbean American Heritage Month Book Launch

This event is a unique opportunity to engage with history firsthand and celebrate the rich heritage of Caribbean Americans. Attendees can purchase the book at the event or through Amazon.

Registration: Please register for the event at broward.libnet.info/event/10700226

For more information about the event or to schedule an interview with John McHugh, please contact Emily McHugh (John McHugh’s daughter).

This event serves to honor the past, celebrate the present, and inspire future generations!

Follow John L. McHugh on his YouTube channel youtube.com/@JohnMcHughAuthor


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