The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observation of Memorial Day.
Did you know...
Next door to the Library is the Spring Grove Cemetery for State Veterans which is home to over two thousand soldiers. You can find an online listing of these soldiers or check out the book, State Veterans Cemetery at Spring Grove Cemetery Darien, Connecticut: Listing of All Soldiers. Between 1864 and 1940, Darien was home to the Fitch Home for Soldiers and their Orphans started by Darien resident and philanthropist, Benjamin Fitch. Thousands of soldiers and orphaned children spent years of their lives at the Home.
More information about Memorial Day
Veterans History Project from the Library of Congress which includes thousands of oral histories from veterans' wartime experiences.
The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project includes more than 500 individual collections from female soldiers.
A general overview of Memorial Day on Wikipedia which discusses how the observation for fallen soldiers started organically in various communities before Congress made it an official federal holiday with the National Holiday Act of 1971.