This month the Brookfield Library attempted to identify the major global events/persons of the 1940s in their centennial display. When one observes this display, it is hard not to ask the simple question, “Where are the soldiers/heroes?”

 Over half a million of the USA’s finest men and women made the ultimate sacrifice in WWII. Our soldiers were tortured to death in events such as the Bataan Death March. Yet not one of them is worthy to be included on the library’s 1940s centennial board located in the children’s section of the library.

The library to date has ignored requests to answer the question: “What is the filter/criteria used to determine what major global events/persons get displayed on the centennial display located in the children’s section of the library.” But their displays speak louder than their silence and a public apology is due to all WWII veterans.

Was it an oversight of the library leadership or intentional that not one image of a USA soldier made it to the 1940s centennial display? Whatever the answer is, it is time for the library to take down the centennial display located in the children’s section of the library.

Giorgio DiPaolo

Brookfield

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