There is no single story of the Vietnam War. In our second of four lists commemorating the premiere of Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s ten part documentary series on the Vietnam War, we feature twenty-five memoirs and personal accounts of the War and its aftermath, representing a wide array of experiences and voices. Here are some highlights.
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While the Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day this Wednesday (November 11), we would like to highlight some materials and upcoming events that may be of interest to Seattle’s veteran community.
On Thursday, November 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., we will host a Drop-In for Veteran Services event at the Central Library. A veteran specialist from Supportive Services for Veteran Families will be on hand to assist veterans with issues such as housing, counseling, and transportation. This event is free and does not require registration (though space is limited, and we encourage you arrive early to guarantee a seat). Anyone who cannot attend the Nov. 19 session is encouraged to attend the second session, also at the Central Library, on Thursday, December 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Continue reading “Veterans Day: Informational resources and recommended reading”
This is the year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. There is a beautiful and moving installation of poppies at the Tower of London, especially to honor the British and colonial deaths in that war.
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