Veterans History

The Gail Borden Public Library is a proud participant in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. It celebrates local veterans through their interviews, photographs, letters, and memorabilia. Visitors will be moved when they witness stories told by men and women who served in armed conflict.


Share Your Experiences & More...

Visit our interactive community discussions to share your own experience through text or other media. View books and websites suggested by our librarians and add your recommendations to the list. See what others in your community are contributing to the Tapestry!


Digital Storytelling

Watch and hear interviews featuring members of your community, subject matter experts, and the people who have been there first-hand!

Interviews with Area Veterans

What Freedom Means to Me


Veterans History Links

Veterans History Project

Elgin Area Historical Society & Museum

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

American Legion

Marine Corp League

Navy Club


Tapestry of Freedom

Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), under the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

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