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Memorial Day Reflection

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Memorial Day first came about after the Civil War, and has since been a day of remembrance for our country’s service men and women. This Memorial Day, please take a moment of reflection for our service members, both past and present.  Please also stop by the Village of Lombard's Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30 at Noon at the Veteran's Memorial in Common Park at the Sunken Garden. 

We've compiled a list of titles for researchers of all ages. For more information on these and other selections, please visit our catalog

Flag Day (celebrating 100 years this June)

Flag Day by Leslie C. Kaplan

Flag: An American Biography by Marc Leepson

Capture the Flag: A Political History of American Patriotism by Woden Teachout

Capture the Flag: The Stars and Stripes in American by Arnaldo Testi

Honoring Our Veterans

Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel 

Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front by Mark Lee Greenblatt

American Heroes on the Homefront: The Hearts of Heroes by Oliver North

Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home by Robert M. Poole

For Love of Country: What Our Veterans can teach us about Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice by Howard Schultz

World War I – 100 Years Ago – 1916

Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War by Paul Jankowski

The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme: An Illustrated Panorama by Joe Sacco

Desert Storm – 1991 – 25th Anniversary

Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War by Rick Atkinson

Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat by Dan Hampton

In the Eye of Desert Storm: Photographers of the Gulf War Introduction by C.D.B. Bryan; images and text by Sygma photographers


The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31 at 9am.