Honor our veterans – November 11

Veteran_27s_20Day

Each year we come together as a country to celebrate those who have fought for our freedom and liberties in both times of war and peace.  Veteran’s Day, also known as Armistice Day, was established in 1919 by President Wilson as a day “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…” On May 13, 1938 an act was approved declaring November 11th as a legal holiday.

We at the library ask you to join us in recognizing those who have and are serving in the U.S. military.  Several displays have been set up in the main foyer, as well as in the alcove where Julius Caesar’s bust resides in commemoration.

This entry was posted in Events, Exhibits, Uncategorized.