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Veteran's Day 2012

Veteran's Day is a time to honor those from all parts of the nation who have served their country, and as Library Director I believe it is particularly important in the past and present of Lake Bluff.

Like many organizations, the Lake Bluff Public Library will be closed on November 12 in observance of Veteran's Day. When one of our talented staff members decided to write a history of the Lake Bluff Public Library last year, both Veteran's Day and Memorial Day took on new meaning for me. The library has had many homes and many incarnations over the years, but was first founded in 1919 by the Lake Bluff Women's Club as a memorial to the community's Veteran's of the Great War. Like the library, the Women's Club is still around, and we still have opportunities to work together in the community.

I find it particularly fitting that the current library building stands at one end of Lake Bluff's downtown, while a monument listing the names of all the citizens of Lake Bluff who served their country in time of war stands on the Village Green at the other. Lake Bluff is a vibrant community, with residents who always seem ready to be involved, volunteer, and work to make the community that the Village's Veteran's fought to keep safe and free a little better each year. As Library Director I truly feel lucky to have the opportunity to be a part of something this special.

So, on behalf of myself, the Library Staff, and the Board of Library Trustees, THANK YOU to all of the Veteran's, as well as our men and women still in uniform, in both Lake Bluff and across the country. And I hope that each of you will take the time this November 12 to thank the Veteran's in your life as well.

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