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Our Veterans, Our Heroes

Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, we gratefully remember all of those who served, especially our own Delaware County Veterans! We’re honoring our Veterans all month long and invite you to celebrate our heroes with us. Read on to learn more!

Delaware County World War II Veterans

Programs honoring our Veterans

We’re excited to partner again this year with the National Veterans Memorial and Museum to honor central Ohio’s Veterans; show your library card this November 1 through December 31 to receive a discounted admission rate of $11 each for up to four tickets. (Regular priced admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $13 for college students with ID, and $11 for youth.) If you can’t make it to the Museum, consider attending the Powell Veterans Day Ceremony or the 13th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast in Delaware. Last year’s Powell-Liberty Historical Society’s video presentation highlighting the military contributions of many local men and women of the township, from the American Revolution until the Korean War, is still available to stream online. You can also listen to DCDL’s own Cindi Bardash detailing our Delaware County Veterans History Project on WDLR’s “Off the Shelf Radio Show.”

Delaware County Veterans History

The Delaware County District Library has an ongoing project called Delaware County Veterans and Heroes, which seeks to gather, preserve and make accessible the experiences of all county Veterans. We are actively adding stories, records and photographs to our files. Veteran’s information and stories are accessible online. Please share your stories, documents, and photographs with us so we can remember all our local heroes.

Learn more about those who served

Your Library offers access to many services that connect you with our Veterans! Fold3 will help you discover and share stories about your heroes and the families that supported them. With DCDL’s access to Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served. Ohio Memory is the collaborative statewide digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. On this free website, you can explore digital content from more than 390 institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties covering a wide range of topics.

For several years, the Delaware County District Library and several other community groups have cooperated with the Community Library in Sunbury to archive local historical records in a project called “Delaware County Memory.” These records have now been added to the national Digital Public Library of America. The Delaware County Memory collection includes over 300 items, including letters from and to local soldiers in World War I and the Civil War. To find these records, go to https://dp.la/ and then search “Delaware County Ohio History.”

Military Women

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