Programs on U.S. military veterans, through history and modern times, are scheduled at Cobb libraries on and near Veterans Day 2014. All of the events are free.
100 Years On…World War I in 2014 – a Veterans Day Special at East Cobb Library on Tuesday, November 11, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Featuring Richard Harker, Education and Outreach Manager at the Museum of History & Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University, the program will cover the impact of “The Great War” and its legacy, including how the nature of war changed and the establishment of Veterans Day. For more information, please call (770) 509-2730.
Veterans Day Chat at Vinings Library is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join World War II veteran Col. Frank Gleason, Korean War veteran Tony Lazzaro and Vietnam War veteran Leonard Hayes as they tell about their experiences and chat. For more information, please call (770) 801-5330.
Modern Day Piracy on the High Seas at Switzer Library on Saturday, November 15, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by the Cobb County Public Library System’s Outreach and Special Services Department in honor of Veterans Day, the program will be conducted by retired Navy Reserve Captain Mark J. Tempest. The 30-year veteran served in the western Pacific during the Vietnam War and active duty for Desert Storm and Kosovo. He is also a retired attorney with experience in cases involving maritime, environmental and other commercial matters related to the oil and gas industry. For more information, please call (770) 528-2330.