November 11 is Veterans Day. All Libraries are closed.
“Veterans Day honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. November 11 of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in the lives to keep our country free.” http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/generalinfo/a/veteransday.htm
Veterans Day by Julie Murray [J394.264 MURRAY]
Veterans Day by Marlene Targ Brill [J394.264 BRILL]
Veterans Day: Remembering Our War Heroes by Elaine Landau [J394.264 LANDAU]
Veterans Day by Mir Tamim Ansary [J394.264 ANSARY]
The Frank Show by David Mackintosh [JPB MACKINTOSH]
“The use of the poppy as a symbol on Veterans Day is derived from its symbolism in the poem “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilt in the war.”