Join us this November as We Honor the Stories of Veterans Throughout Our Community
Film and Speaker Series – Join us all month for Exploring World War 1
Documenting Doughboys – On Tuesday, Nov. 28, learn how researchers can use records available at the National Archives to document evidence of WWI veterans despite the 1973 fire at the National Military Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO, that destroyed WWI military service records.
Visit the Face of War exhibit at Central Library, featuring Arlington’s WWI soldiers. And listen to the oral history of Tom Oxendine, long time Arlington resident and the first Native American Navy pilot in World War II.
Check out our book lists:
- Veterans Write About War – Books by soldiers turned author.
- The Transition from Military to Civilian Life – Books on careers, life, college, and adjustments for veterans transitioning from military to civilian life.
- Veterans Day – Books and films about the experience of veterans.
- Love and War – Romance Novels featuring veterans.
And browse books on display featuring soldiers from military engagements throughout US history:
- Aurora Hills Branch Library – Vietnam War
- Central Library – World War I, Spanish American War and other conflicts
- Cherrydale Branch Library – War of 1812
- Columbia Pike Branch Library – Civil War
- Glencarlyn Branch Library – Korean War
- Plaza Branch Library – Current Conflicts
- Shirlington Branch Library – World War II
- Westover Branch Library – American Revolution