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Memorial Day Resources


Wounded: a new history of the Western Front in World War I by Emily Mayhew
Adult Nonfiction • 940.4 MAY

The quiet hero: The untold Medal of Honor story of George E. Wahlen at the Battle for Iwo Jima by Gary W. Toyn
Adult Nonfiction940.5425 TOY

Untold valor: forgotten stories of American bomber crews over Europe in World War II by Rob Morris
Adult Nonfiction • 940.5449 MOR

Voices from the Korean War by Richard Peters and Xiaobing Li
Adult Nonfiction • 951.9042 PET

Through the valley: my captivity in Vietnam by William Reeder Jr.
Adult Nonfiction • 959.704 REE

Nightcap at dawn: American solders’ counterinsurgency in Iraq by J.B. Walker
Adult Nonfiction • 956.7044 WAL

The secret gate: a true story of courage and sacrifice during the collapse of Afghanistan Mitchell Zuckoff
Adult Nonfiction • 958.1047 ZUC

Seal of honor: Operation Red Wings and the life of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, USN by Gary Williams
Adult Nonfiction • 958.1047 WIL

Plenty of time when we get home: love and recovery in the aftermath of war by Kayla Williams
Adult Nonfiction • 956.7044 WIL

You can find more titles like these by searching our library catalog.
WWI- 940.3
WWII- 940.5421
Korean War- 951.9042
Vietnam War- 959.704
Iraq War- 956.7044


The Travelling Vietnam Memorial Wall in East Brunswick Township--Overview and schedule 

VFW Post #133
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #133 represents veterans in our area and advocates for veterans’ rights and benefits. You can follow them on Facebook here.

VFW Post #133 Presents: The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall
Tony Finello discusses the logistics of bringing the Wall to East Brunswick and plans for its display. 

AVTT—American Veterans Travelling Tribute 
American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) is a multi-division, nationally-recognized Veteran owned and operated small business. Its 80% replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall has been part of more than 300 events across the United States over the last 15 years.  Its mission is to travel the United States of America showcasing the Traveling Vietnam Wall and Cost of Freedom Tribute to honor, respect and remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and to educate the present and future generations of Americans about our historical past while supporting Veterans, their family members and Veteran causes through their non-profit - The Texas Freedom Tribute (501c3).

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, the Memorial includes the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, the Three Servicemen statue and the Vietnam Women's Memorial. The Wall lists the names of over 58,000 service men and women who gave their lives in the Vietnam conflict.  It was dedicated in 1982.                                                                                           

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Era Museum
The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and the Vietnam Era Museum are companion projects located in Holmdel.  The Memorial honors the sacrifices made by New Jersey residents who gave their lives while serving in Southeast Asia and, at the same time, pays tribute to all who have served. It includes a wall inscribed with the names of 1,564 New Jersey men and 1 woman who did not return home. It opened in 1995.
The Vietnam Era Museum is the first Vietnam War museum of its kind in the United States. Dedicated in September 1998, the Museum provides political, cultural and historical context for the Memorial. It helps visitors gain an understanding of the conflict in Southeast Asia and the surrounding political strife in America and its lasting impact on American culture, with an emphasis on experiences in New Jersey.