The Documents Department of the Poplar Creek Public Library is a federal and State of Illinois depository. We have been designated a Federal Depository Library since 1980 in the Eighth Congressional District. The stacks in the Government Documents Department are open to the public, and users are welcome to browse and select materials. The Government Documents collection contains information published at government expense for public access as guaranteed by law, but remains the property of the U.S. Government. The collection also includes State of Illinois depository materials.
Government Documents Department
Poplar Creek Public Library
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL 60107
Telephone: (630) 837-6800 x4927
Fax: (630) 837-6823
November 11 is Veterans Day.
It’s purpose: a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day." Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting in its place the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
Official Military Branch Websites
These are the main official websites of major branches of the U.S. military.
Marines.mil is the official website of the United States Marine Corps. It includes news, photos, and descriptions of various units, while also providing resources for prospective and current Marines and their families.
This serves as the official page for the United States Army and details leaders, news, tips on Army life, and how to become more involved with your community if you’re in the Army.
The Air Force’s page offers a way for Air Force members and those interested in Air Force-related information to access news, information, and social media.
This is the official website for the United States Navy and includes top stories, recommended links, and career information.
Coast Guard Compass is the Official Blog of the US Coast Guard and they use it to gauge feedback from the public on a number of issues.