After closing its doors in observation of Veterans Day, Lincoln City Driftwood Library will make up for lost time on Tuesday, Nov. 12, when it hosts Devon Whitaker of the state Veterans Affairs office.

Whitaker, based out of the office’s Newport branch, will be available to answer questions about state and federal veterans programs and services.

Library staff are also gathering respected military histories about America’s combat troops, from the Revolutionary War to the present day. All these books will be available for check-out in the library, and will be displayed along with John McCrae’s famous poem, “In Flanders Fields.”

Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day marks the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 when the guns fell silent, signaling the end of World War I. While Memorial Day specifically honors those who lost their lives in service to their country, Veterans Day honors all veterans, living or dead. It offers an opportunity to give thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

The Tuesday, Nov. 12 session with Whitaker will start at 10 am in the Fischer Room of the library, located on the second floor at 801 SW Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. For more information, contact library director Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney at kbrodbeck-kenney@lincolncity.org or at 541-996-1251.

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