ESCANABA — With veteran’s day right around the corner, one public library has found a way to honor veterans across the UP in more ways than one.
Throughout the month of November, the Escanaba Public Library will be honoring veterans and active duty service members.
According to the organizers, the little things can often mean the most.
“There’s a lot of easy ways you can help people in the community,” said Brianna Ecklid, library assistant. “Sometimes I think as a librarian, we need to do something big. Something as simple as contacting the organizations in your community and seeing what the need is out there is something that we can all do.”
Walking into the library, visitors can write a personal thank you note to veterans on a special wall.
A display of personal mementos and war memorabilia will be showcased throughout the month.
Throughout the whole month, all active service members and veterans will enjoy “fine free” status, which means all existing fines will be forgiven and and no new overdue fines will accrue.
Earlier tonight, open hours with the Delta County Veterans Services was held, where a representative was on–hand to help veterans with benefits, counseling, programs, and more.
This is the first year that the library has held something like this, and they hope to hold many more in the future.