Honoring our Veterans


Every year on November 11, our country honors and thanks its Veterans for their service to our country and the world. Many in our community have family members who have served in our armed forces, and each year we invite you all to create a page to add to our community Veterans’ scrapbook to memorialize that service.

You can bring a completed page (12”x12”) or bring memorabilia (facsimiles) and make your page at Laura’s Library. We have all the craft supplies you need at the librarian’s desk. This is a great family activity, sharing your family’s history with your children and grandchildren as you create the page together.

Supplies will be available from October 14 through Veterans Day, and completed pages will be displayed in the library.

Every 5 years we offer the opportunity to add a brick in honor of your Veteran in our Veterans Courtyard at Laura’s Library. The next opportunity will be in 2019.

If your family is looking for a Veterans Day celebration, Austin’s Veterans Day parade will begin with a flyover at 9:30am on November 11. The parade route goes from the Congress Street Bridge to the Capitol, where there will be a musical performance and a memorial ceremony. You can visit the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument on the grounds of the Capitol while you are there.

There is also a live performance called Close Assault: 1944, now in its eighth year at the Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry (11 am and 2pm showtimes on both Saturday and Sunday, free admission).

If you feel like a drive, Fredericksburg offers the National Museum of the Pacific War.

All of us at the library would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the service and sacrifice of all our local Veterans.

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