November 11, 2014

Remember Veteran's Day

November 11  Veterans Day

Veterans Day stands as an official time for us all to pause, reflect and honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  This federal holiday, observed on November 11 was first proclaimed “Armistice Day” by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. 

 In proclaiming the holiday, he said, "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

So, as we stop to remember those who served our country, we can learn more about our veterans and the history of their service through these library resources:

The Wall: Images and Offerings from the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial

Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength and Spirit by Martinez

WUS Military Veterans: Heroes and Legends by Quann

Veterans’ Day: Remembering Our War Heroes by Landau

Korean War Stories (DVD)

How to Fold a Flag (DVD)

Kathleen Ahern
Children's Librarian

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