67 W Washington St
Bradford, PA 16701
Bradford Area Public Library will host a program honoring our local veterans. The event will be on Veterans Day, Saturday, November, 11th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
Steve Appleby, executive director of the Eldred World War II Museum, will present the program. Appleby, a World War II specialist, will discuss the importance and history of Veterans Day and acknowledge the veterans attending the event. He will also display several artifacts from the museum. Donald Neal, a veteran of the Korean War, will share a poem which he wrote about an experience he had meeting a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. In 1938 November 11 was dedicated as Armistice Day because it marked the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. In 1954, after having been through World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
The Bradford Area Public Library will recognize all of the men and women who have fought for this country in all branches of the military. Veterans are invited to attend and be honored for their service. The program is free and open to the public.