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Monday, November 16, 2009

"O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife..."

The Des Plaines Public Library was very proud to host a special Veterans' Day celebration last week, on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. The event was the work of American Legion Post 36 and the Des Plaines History Center, who brought together local veterans along with activities especially for children, who were home from school that day. It was a wonderful opportunity for all residents to share their gratitude to our veterans and learn more about their unique place in American history. The event allowed many children to meet a real veteran, see artifacts from their years of service, write letters to veterans and active troops, and even try on historical military uniforms. Enjoy the video of moments from that day, including a moving tribute to POWs-MIA along with beautiful choral arrangements from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Like the music? Check out the CD at the Library - click here for availability and call number.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I had taken the time to write down some of the stories my Dad told about his experiences in the navy during WWII. Every once and a while he would come up with some great stories, but at the time I was too young to think about building memories and now he's gone. I think it's terrific that the history center and the library host these programs.


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