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Veterans Day Library Resources
by Madeline Jarvis Marion Public Library · November 9th, 2017

Our nation takes time to thank our Veterans every year on November 11. Learn more about our vets at your local library.

Research your family's military history with one of our newest eresources, Fold 3. This database has information ranging from Revolutionary War era pension records to an interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Create a free account with your library card at and explore your family's role in history.

Ken Burns' latest critically acclaimed documentary, the Vietnam War, made its debut on PBS this September. If you missed it on TV, check out the DVDs from the library. As the daughter of a Vietnam War combat veteran, I was impressed by Burns' research and interviews. It is an excellent primer and provides in-depth information for those already familiar with the subject.

I recently read Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and On the Home Front by Mary Jennings Hager.

"MJ" Hager is a Purple Heart veteran who crusaded for other female armed services members. She is an honest and humble storyteller, and I was struck by her courage and generosity.

For additional information or book resource suggestions, contact your local library. We're here to help!
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