Section 60 coverSince its first commemoration in the late 19th century, Memorial Day has stood as a time for honoring those who have fallen in battle and in service to their country.

Many words have been written to remember the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice so those books could be written and read. Here are a few in the Pioneer Library System collection among many that are available for checkout in this holiday season and anytime.

Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home by Robert M. Poole – Mr. Poole recounts stories of courage and sacrifice by fallen heroes and the ways they are honored and remembered by those left behind.

Good Soldiers coverThe Good Soldiers and Thank You For Your Service by David Finkel – Focusing primarily on the Iraq War, Mr. Finkel tells stories of men and women and they battles they fought not just in the war but after, and those who gave all.

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway – It’s a classic with a message that still resonates. The World War I-based book tells a story of the harsh realities of war and has stood the test of time as one of the most noted works by the legendary Hemingway.

Things They Carried coverThe Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien – Once the featured novel for The Big Read in the Pioneer Library System, O’Brien’s novel tells stories of those who didn’t come home from the Vietnam War and those who did.

Find these books and many more through the Pioneer Library System’s collection, either in print or in downloadable materials.