Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | November 13, 2012

Veteran’s Day books

Veteran’s Day began as Armistice Day, according to the U.S. Center of Military History. in 1919, “President Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

Here are a few books by and about soldiers from the different wars with which you could celebrate Veteran’s Day.

 Toward the flame : a memoir of World War I

Allen, Hervey

The man who flew the Memphis Belle : memoir of a WWII bomber pilot

Morgan, Robert
Rather die fighting : a memoir of World War II

Blaichman, Frank

Prague winter : a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948

Albright, Madeleine Korbel.

Call of duty : my life before, during and after the Band of Brothers

Lynn “Buck” Compton, Burlington resident

Dust to dust : a memoir                 (Iraq war)

Busch, Benjamin.

Nightcap at Dawn                            (Iraq war)

by J.B. Walker

War                                                        (Afghanistan war)

Junger, Sebastian.

Horse soldiers : the extraordinary story of a band of U.S. soldiers who rode to victory in Afghanistan

Stanton, Doug.

Basic : surviving boot camp and basic training

Colonel Jack Jacobs


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