Decades after the end of World War II, the mind-boggling mix of tragedy, bravery, devastation, and heroism still inspire awe and reverence.

During the month of July, the McPherson Public Library will highlight the many aspects of the war.

On July 11 at 6:30 p.m. Tim Rives from the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene will present a program titled, “What Did Ike Say When He Launched the D Day Invasion?” The public is invited to attend and hear about a different perspective of this dramatic event.

A community wide book discussion is planned for July 18 at 6:30 p.m. based on Laura Hillenbrand’s popular and inspiring book, “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.” Copies of the book can be checked out at the library.

Additional World War II reading material, chosen from the library’s vast collection on the topic, will be available for check out. A varied assortment of fiction and non-fiction books will be featured for the entire month.

Also throughout the July in the display case, a unique assortment of World War II memorabilia and artifacts will be shown. Many of these items are rare and represent many facets of the war.

For additional information call the library at 620-245-2570 or email them at library@macpl.org.