Thursday, October 15, 2020

Library seeking veterans’ photos for annual display

Plymouth family members can remembers those who served in the armed forces during the annual Honoring Our Veterans exhibit planned for the entire month of November at the Plymouth District Library.

The community tradition includes a large photo display of veterans and active military personnel provided by local family members and friends. While photos of all military personnel will be included, the focus of the 2020 display will be Women in the Military.  A military uniform from the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAC), memorabilia, and documentation from Detroit-area women who served will be featured.  

Some of these items are from the collection of local veteran, John Pappas.  Previous military displays at the library were also provided by Pappas and highlighted the Civil War.   

Photos can be submitted by emailing them to    The library staff can also scan original photos upon request.  No personal information will be displayed with the photographs.

The library display will also feature a “white table” in November.  Traditionally, the table is set with a white tablecloth, a black napkin and white candle, and a plate with a slice of lemon and salt. An empty chair leans against the table. This tradition, little known to the general public, is in remembrance of prisoners of war and those missing in action.   

The display is modeled after the table in the children's book America's White Table, written by Margot Theis Raven and illustrated by Mike Benny.  It is available for check-out at the library. 

For more information about the November veterans display, call (734) 453-0750, ext  242.