Thursday, November 10, 2011

For Veteran's Day: Musicians and the Library of Congress

The library, along with the rest of the college, will be closed on Friday, November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. But we can still honor the day and those who have served our country.

From Paste Magazine:
10 Musicians Who Served In The Military

NPR has a story on East of Underground, a band formed by servicemen during the Vietnam War that the U.S. Army sent on tour to entertain the troops. As David Hollander, the writer of the liner notes for the new reissue pointed out, "The U.S. Army spends an estimated $200 million a year on music, and is the largest single employer of musicians in the country."
The U.S. Army's Rock 'N' Roll Past

The Library of Congress has created the Veterans History Project. "The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war."

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