Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans' Day: Honoring Those Who Served

Today, America honors past and present military veterans: those citizens who have served in some branch of the military and who may have fought in a war. This date is also Armistice Day, which is sometimes referred to as Remembrance Day, when countries around the world agreed to end World War I in 1918. (The agreement happened in the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.)

The NCC Libraries offer many resources related to veterans, the military and war, including:

Veterans' Rights and Benefits
by Margaret C. Jasper
KF 7745 .J37 2009 Stacks

After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families
by Laurie B. Slone
RC 550 .S548 2008 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Alive Day Memories
: Home From Iraq (DVD)
by Ellen Goosenberg Kent

DS 79.76 .A3924 2007 Media Tower and Monroe


Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out
by Steve Estes
UB 418 .G38 E77 2007 Stacks

The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam
by Tom Bissell
DS 557 .B57 2007 Stacks, Main and Monroe


Ground Truth (DVD)
by Patricia Foulkrod

DS 79.76 .G7686 2006 Media Tower

While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront
by Kristin Henderson
DS 79.76 .H46 2006 Stacks


Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace
by Maxine Hong Kingston
PS 508 .V45 V48 2006 Stacks


Winter Soldier
(DVD)
by Winterfilm and Vietnam Veterans Against the War
DS 559.2 .W56 2006 Media Tower


The Things They Carried
(Audiobook)
by Tim O'Brien
PS 3565 .B753 T48 2003 Media Tower

Home to War: A History of the Vietnam Veterans' Movement
by Gerald Nicosia
DS 559.62 .U6 N53 2001 Stacks

War in the Gulf, 1990-91: The Iraq-Kuwait Conflict and Its Implications
by Majid Khadduri
DS 79.72 .K52 2001 Stacks

Photo credit:

"Three Servicemen." Online photograph of a bronze sculpture. Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids. 9 Nov. 2009. http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/vietnam.html.

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