Veterans Day 2018

Lincoln Memorial

Image by U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

On Monday, November 12, the library will close in observance of Veterans Day. Take time during this holiday to reflect on the reason.

We will reopen Tuesday, November 13, for our regular hours.

Who do we honor on Veterans Day?

We are honoring all those who served honorably in the military whether in peace or in war. (Memorial Day honors those who died while in service.)

Why do we honor them on November 11?

On November 11, 1918, the armistice was signed between the Allied and Axis powers, thus ending the first world war. In the United States, Armistice Day changed its name to Veterans Day when the holiday was changed to honor all those that had served in the United States Armed Forces.

How can I honor those who served?

  • There is a tradition of holding a moment of silence on the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. In other words, 11:11 am on Saturday, November 11. Of course, feel free to also voice your appreciation to veterans.
  • Learn more about recommended print and electronic resources for research on military veterans.
    Use the tabs above to navigate through the pages of this guide.
  • The SBCC Veterans Club is joining forces with the SBCC Neighbors Project, the SBCC Biology Club, and other community organizations to raise funds for cold weather gear for homeless veterans. By going to one of the following restaurants on a specific day and mentioning Blessed Bags when you go to pay, you will be getting a great meal =
    To find out more information, like, “Is it Veterans Day with or without an apostrophe?”, check out the Veterans Day FAQ page on the Veterans Affairs website.