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We Thank You! May is Military Appreciation Month 

National Military Appreciation Month

Our United States military goes back hundreds of years. Men and women have given their lives to keep our country safe. They are always on call, whether it be stateside or helping overseas. It was not until 1999 that Congress declared that May be National Military Appreciation MonthThis ensured that our nation could publicly show appreciation and to honor those who served, past and present.  

Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding everyone of how important our armed forces are to us. This month-long observance encompasses other celebrations as well. We have Memorial Day, Military Spouses Day, Armed Forces Day, Loyalty Day, and VE Day (the end or World War II).  

Be sure to thank a military member!  

Check out just some of the titles within our catalog to learn more about various military movements throughout history: 

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose

We Were Soldiers Once – and Young by Harold G. Moore

Heroism Begins With Her by Winifred Conkling

Hero Military Dogs by Jon M. Fishman

Check out just some of the titles from Libby or Hoopla: 

The United States Army by Capstone

The United States Navy by Capstone

The United States Marine Corps by Capstone

The United States Air Force by Capstone


Jenni Hemphill is the current Assistant Supervisor for the Boardman, Springfield, and Greenford locations. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education (K-12) in 2001 and a Master’s of Library and Information Science plus K-12 degree in 2015, both from Kent State University. She taught at the Ohio School for the Deaf for ten years, where she taught all ages, and has been a contract interpreter for the deaf locally.

She started at PLYMC back in 2014 and loves helping patrons, of any age, find their next best read, and going out into the community to schools for off-site programming. She currently runs the ASL Club Program for PLYMC.

Her and her husband have two children, who attend Springfield Local Schools. She loves to read, spend time with family, and trying new things.