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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Honoring Those Who've Served

The month of May gives us multiple opportunities to honor and remember those who have valiantly served our country both at home and abroad.   This Saturday (May 18) is Armed Forces Day and of course, the last Monday of the month (May 27) is Memorial Day. Please take a moment to check out the related displays of books and other materials at many of our branches. If you would like to commemorate your service or that of a loved one or friend, share your story in the Veterans’ Memory Book at your local branch.
Here are some reading ideas to get you in the mood:
       A People's History of the U.S. Military    

The Impossible Patriotism Project      Pilot Mom    

Love, Lizzie                                                 

In a Time of War       Final Salute 

Take time to pay tribute by visiting one of the many local sites commemorating our troops, including the U.S. Air Force Memorial, the U.S. Navy Memorial,  the National World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, the Korean War Veterans' Memorial, the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima), the D.C. World War I Memorial, the "Tribute to Our Veterans" panels on Veterans' Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring, our own Rockville Memorial Library which was renamed in 2010 to the memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, and, of course, Arlington National Cemetery.

Lastly, enjoy some musical tributes to our troops on Memorial Day and throughout the summer.  The National Memorial Day Concert takes place on the West Lawn of the Capitol at 8pm on Sunday, May 26 and will be broadcast live on PBS.  You can also check out weekly concerts by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine, and U.S. Army Bands at various area locations all summer long.
CATEGORIES: Chris B. , Holidays , Books , Music , Military , Veterans
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