We honor our nation's veterans on November 11. This date was chosen for Veterans Day because it commemorates the cessation of fighting in World War I. The Allies and the Germans laid down their guns on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. President Woodrow Wilson said: "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…" Year 'round, Sno-Isle Libraries provides resources that explore our nation's military history and help veterans succeed in civilian life.
Full text documents, reference articles, and journals covering United States history from pre-colonial times to the present. Content is aligned with Washington State curriculum standards for middle and high schools; check "Curriculum Standards" within the resource for details.
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Sno-Isle interviews with WWII veterans
In 2007-2008, Sno-Isle Libraries' Staff interviewed World War II veterans to capture their stories as podcasts. Right click to download MP3s to your computer. Audio mastering by Ray Eads.
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