Wednesday, November 11 is Veterans Day. It was established by Woodrow Wilson in 1919 as remembrance to Americans who died in World War One which ended on November 11, 1918. Today, on November 11, we honor the heroism and sacrifice of all veterans who fought for our country.
At the Yonkers Public Library, we had the amazing opportunity to interview Yonkers veterans including those that served during World War Two. Three World War Two veterans that we interviewed were Stan Bernstein, Frank Fortuna, and Alex Strohmayer. Each of their stories are profound and moving!
To learn more about the experiences of American service men and woman who fought overseas, we have created a recommended reading list. All of these books can be found at the Yonkers Public Library.
Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose
Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose
The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks
The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote
What It Is Like Going to War by Karl Marlantes
Sea Stories by William McRaven
Red Platoon by Clinton Romseha
To The Last Man by Jeff Shaara
On Desperate Ground by Hampton Sides
With the Old breed by Eugene Sledge
Sons of Freedom by Jeffrey Wawro
The Life of Johnny Reb and Billy Yank by Bell Irvin Wiley