The Enid Public Library invites veterans, military personnel, and their families to tell the story of our military by submitting photographs of tattoos and their accompanying stories and by displaying other military-related artifacts.

The library is collecting and sharing their stories in a display called, “Seeing Veteran’s Stories.”

“Our veterans and military personnel are often a group we don’t fully see,” said Theri Ray, Teen Program and Development Coordinator and organizer of the display. “Largely, civilians are often unaware of what being a member of the armed forces means for individuals. To honor our military, [the library] would like to help tell their stories.

In particular, the library is looking for the stories behind military-related tattoos.

“The tattoos of military personnel often tells the stories of service, loss, triumph, and camaraderie,” said Ray.

The library will be collecting submissions through March 15, 2021, and those interested in participating may do so by filling out our online Google form, emailing publiclibrary@enid.org, or by stopping in the library and speaking with a library staff member.

Additionally, any members of the community interested in sharing their stories on film should contact publiclibrary@enid.org with the subject, Filming Veteran’s Stories.

All collected items will be on display in the library lobby beginning March 29th and will run through the end of May, which is Military Appreciation Month.

For more information, call us at 580-234-6313.

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