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Arlington Closures, Ceremonies for Veterans Day

by ARLnow.com November 8, 2012 at 10:55 am 7,146 15 Comments

(Updated at 11:45 a.m.) This coming Sunday, Nov 11 is Veterans Day, and most county facilities will be closed on Monday as a result.

All Arlington County courts, libraries, public schools, and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12.

The county’s three indoor swimming pools will be open under holiday hours. Metro and ART will be operating under a holiday schedule. Trash and leaf collection will proceed as normal.

Veterans Day became a U.S. holiday in 1919 to commemorate the end of World War I. The ceasefire that ended the war’s major hostilities took effect at 11:00 a.m. on 11/11/18.

The Veterans Day National Ceremony will take place at Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Local veterans organizations will also be holding a Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday. From 1:00 to 1:30 p.m., there will be a remembrance ceremony at the Clarendon War Memorial at the intersection of Wilson, Clarendon and Washington Boulevards.

“Each year veterans from Arlington County’s Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion gather at the Clarendon War Memorial to remember local service members lost in past conflicts,” organizers said. The event will also remember an Arlington service member killed in action this year.

“There will be a special wreath presented in honor of Lance Corporal Niall Coti-Sears,” organizers said. “Lance Corporal Coti-Sears was killed in action in June of this year and is the first Arlingtonian to be lost in the Afghanistan war. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.”

Flickr pool photo by ameschen

  • NIMBY The Chicken

    WMATA will be on Saturday supplemental, usually they do Sunday schedules on a weekday holiday.

    • JohnB2

      FYI: Ballston and VA Square will be closed this weekend.

      • NIMBY The Chicken

        Another good point, and the western part of the orange line will be single-tracking. Not a good weekend to live along the orange line.

  • Drunkard

    Are Liquor Stores open? I plan to celebrate Vets Day by mixing up a big ol’ pitcher of Saigon Carpet Bombs.

    • Glebe Roader

      Open. See holiday info below:

      Lee/Jackson Day Friday, January 13 Open
      Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 16 Open
      Presidents’ Day Monday, February 20 Open
      Easter Sunday Sunday, April 8 Closed
      Memorial Day Monday, May 28 Open until 6 p.m.
      Independence Day Wednesday, July 4 Open until 6 p.m.
      Labor Day Monday, September 3Open until 6 p.m.
      Columbus Day Monday, October 8 Open
      Veterans Day Monday, November 12 Open
      Thanksgiving Thursday, November 22 Closed
      Christmas Eve Monday, December 24Open until 6p.m.
      Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25 Closed
      New Year’s Eve Monday, December 31 Open
      New Year’s Day Tuesday, January 1, 2013 Closed

  • WeiQiang

    Qiang’s House Of Gołąbki will be open from 11:11am to 11:11pm. Special gołąbki: Ground Dominion Hills Squirrel.

    Monday happy hour special [not to be posted on the sandwich board out front] will be 2 cans of Iron City for $11

    • nom de guerre

      Will the Gołąbki special feature minced glioblastoma multiforme marinated in rice wine vinegar, with chopped red onions and basmati rice, wrapped in organic cabbage leaves and baked with a delicate tomato sauce?

      • SomeGuy

        I didn’t get the impression yesterday that that’s the sort of fare WeiQiang had in mind to serve on the plastic tablecloths.

  • bobbytiger

    The private sector will be open for business, thank you.
    For the rest of you, enjoy your loooooong week-end.

    • drax

      Much of the private sector was closed this weekend.

      Meanwhile, some government employees worked.


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