Celebrating Service Members

Show your thanks for their service and sacrifice. Join us for our month long celebration with FREE ADMISSION ON Nov 10 & 11! Join us for special programs and view Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War.

November Programs

Join us for these in-person and hybrid programs!

Mail for Troops

Holiday Cards for our Troops

Show your support and appreciation for troops who will spend the holidays away from their families and loved ones. Send a card to deployed service men and women. Stop into the PMML from November 1 to 30 to draw a card or write a letter to our troops. Children aged 7 to 11 who participate will be eligible to receive a book bundle from Bernie's Book Bank. We will collect them and send them off to ensure troops receive them in time for the holidays. 

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Nic and Rukka

Service Dogs for Veterans: Learn How Canine Companions Serve Veterans

How do veterans meet their best friend? Sometimes it's with the help of organizations like Pets for Vets Chicagoland chapter and the American Veteran Service Dog Academy. Join us at the PMML on Thursday, November 10 at 1:00 pm when they will demonstrate how canine companions serve veterans. Hear from these organizations and a veteran and his service dog about the experiences and impacts of service dogs on their lives.

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Bravo Company

Bravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and Its Aftermath

Chicago native and author Ben Kesling joins the PMML on Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 pm CDT for a discussion in recognition of Veterans Day, of his new book, Bravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and Its Aftermath. Virtual and in-person attendance is available.

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Free Admission Nov 10 & 11 for Veterans Day

Take advantage of FREE ADMISSION on Nov 10th and 11th to see Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War. 

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Our Partners

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For more veteran stories, recommended reading and videos, check out these resources.

Veterans Day blog

In Honor of Veterans Day

What makes November 11th significant? Why do we honor our veterans on that day? Find out more in our blog.

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Nimrod Frazer

Oral Histories

The Holt Oral History Program highlights three service members this month: Earl Printy Arthur, Nimrod Frazer and Mary Arvidson. These stories of service highlight different perspectives on involvement in the Armed Forces.


Video Resources