Veteran’s Day Celebration

Posted on November 8, 2021

by Daphne Bechrakis

Veterans day is November 11. It originally started as a celebration of the end of World War I but grew to be an yearly commemoration of those who have served our country in peace time and in war. La Porte County has its share of veterans from our communities who have impacted our country for over a hundred years. In the first and second world wars, many La Porte men signed up to serve or were drafted for service overseas. 


The La Porte County Public Library offers dozens of nonfiction books, fictional movies, and documentaries on the wars that have been fought throughout U.S. history. For those that enjoy experiencing history unfold through old newspaper articles, the main branch in La Porte has county newspapers on microfilm dating back to the late 1800s. 


Additionally, the library is proud to showcase the history and stories of our local veterans in our digital history collection. In the “Veteran Interviews” collection, veterans from all military branches who served in wars and peacetime share their stories about what it was like to be in the service. Interviews in this collection range from World War II to the present, and are often accompanied by relevant photos provided by that veteran. We are always looking for veterans to share their stories so we can give our community a chance to recognize and connect with our service members. Anyone interested in sharing their stories can contact Public Services Librarian Daphne Bechrakis at


To all of our veterans, both past and present, we say thank you for your service!

Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne is a Public Services Librarian and Harry Potter enthusiast. In her free time, she enjoys reading, adding books to her ever-growing “to-be-read” list, hiking, and watching terrible movies with friends. One of her current life goals is to collect the entirety of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Her bucket list includes seeing the Aurora Borealis and going to Yellowstone National Park. She is the proud owner of a spider-plant named Skullcrusher III, first of its kind, which she has somehow managed not to kill yet.
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