Sunday, November 10, 2013

Veterans Day 2013: To All Who Served, Thank You

Monday, November 11, 2013 is Veterans Day, the official U.S. holiday honoring all who have served in the U.S. military.

The TWU Libraries bring you the following, in the hopes of enhancing your Veterans Day observance.

Veterans Day Events, Denton

Veterans Day Events, Dallas

Veterans Day Events, Houston


Between 1942 and 1944, at the height of World War II, more than a thousand women left homes and jobs for the opportunity of a
lifetime--to become the first in history to fly for the U.S. military. These women were the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) of WWII. The official WASP Archive is housed in the Women's Collection in the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus of TWU. Learn about WASP history, leaders, training and more by visiting the WASP website and the Women Airforce Service Pilots Digital Archive.

The collections of the TWU Libraries contain a wealth of books on the military, veterans and military history.  A sampling:

Spitfire Women of World War II by Giles Whittell

American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines with an Army Nurse in Vietnam by Winnie Smith

Women in the Line of Fire: What You Should Know About Women in the Military by Erin Solaro

Serving Proudly: A History of Women in the U.S. Navy by Susan H. Godson

Women in Pursuit: Flying Fighters for the Air Transport Command Ferrying Division during World War II by Kat Gott

Not All Soldiers Wore Pants: A Witty World War II WAC Tells All by Rose Rosenthal

Mother Was a Gunner's Mate: World War II in the WAVES by Josette Dermody Wingo

Accessible 24/7 from your computer, tablet or smartphone, a wide selection of e-books is available through the TWU Libraries.  Among them:

Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq by Helen Benedict

Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army Women by Margaret C. Harrell et al.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The History of Veterans Day from the U.S. Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

Download or print a past or current Veterans Day poster from the Veterans Day Poster Gallery

Who Is Richard Overton?  Meet the Oldest Living U.S. Military Vet

To all who served, and serve today--thank you.  

~Sandy Cochran

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