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Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. (


Cover art of Flashback by Penny Coleman
Cover art of War and the soul by Edward Tick
Cover art of Veterans by Margaret Haerens
Cover art of The untold war by Nancy Sherman
Cover art of Thank you for your service by David Finkel
Cover art of The costs of courage by Josephine G Pryce
Cover art of The war within by Rajeev Ramchand
Cover art of Military mental health care by Cheryl Lawhorne Scott
Cover art of The gamble by Thomas E Ricks
Cover art of The good soldiers by David Finkel
Cover art of In the company of soldiers by Rick Atkinson
Cover art of Shrapnel in the heart by Laura Palmer
Cover art of American patriots by Gail Lumet Buckley
Cover art of Horse soldiers by Doug Stanton
Cover art of Offerings at the wall by Turner Publishing

eBooks and Audiobooks

Cover art of Veteran-Centered Care in Education and Practice by Brenda Elliott
Cover art of Moving Past PTSD by Jamie B Parent
Cover art of Bulletproof Spirit by Captain Dan Willis
Cover art of We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G Moore and Joseph L. Galloway
Cover art of American Sniper by Chris Kyle


Cover art of Restrepo directed by Sebastian Junger
Cover art of A fighting force directed by Mort Zimmerman
Cover art of 13 hours directed by Michael Bay
Cover art of The hurt locker directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Cover art of Hacksaw Ridge directed by Bill Mechanic

These books and DVDs are available for checkout from the Bay College Library. Click on the image to view the library's catalog or on OverDrive for Michigan Academics.