Local veterans memorialize war & military service experiences | Events
SYLVANIA, OH (PRESS RELEASE) - This Veteran’s Day, community members will be able to check out a new book recounting the war and military experiences of Toledo area veterans. In Our Boots chronicles the experiences of a diverse group of veterans who served in Iraq, Korea, Vietnam and WWII and is available at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s Main and Sylvania branches. The book as also has been submitted as one of the many memorialized artifacts in the United States Army War College Library and Unites States Army Heritage & Educational Center.
In Our Boots grew out of a series of Veteran’s Writing Workshops hosting conjointly by Lourdes University Professor Holly Baumgartner, PhD and Amy Hartman, Adult Services Librarian at the Sylvania Branch Library. “The enthusiasm from the first workshop was so significant that we ended up hosting a second workshop the following winter,” shares Amy.
“Everyone worked very hard to write about their experiences. In the end, we chose to create the book In Our Boots, which highlights some of the written works. “It is an excellent example of the variety of stories that contribute to the military experience, and we are extremely proud of the publication,” Amy notes. ““We’ve submitted In Our Boots to the Veteran's History Project at the Library of Congress and hope it will be included as one of the many wonderful pieces available to the public.”
For more information or to sign out a copy of In Our Boots, visit Main Library or the Sylvania Branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.