Mayor Gavin Buckley
Public Information Office
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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City of Annapolis Offices Closed November 11
in Observance of Veteran’s Day
Annapolis, MD (November 9, 2020) City of Annapolis government offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, in observance of Veteran’s Day.
It was on 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918 when the fighting of World War I came to an end. The conclusion of the “war to end all wars” became a universally recognized day of celebration. Initially it was called “Armistice Day” and only honored the veterans who had served in World War I. In 1954, World War II and Korean War veterans were added as honorees and the 11-11 date was set aside to honor all veterans who served America in wartime.
Due to the pandemic, the City will not be participating in the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at Memorial Circle.
Mayor Gavin Buckley asks all City residents to set aside time on 11-11 at 11 a.m. to reflect on the sacrifices of United States servicemen and servicewomen who put themselves in harm’s way, far from friends and family in service to our nation. Please take the time for your own observance. The Fleet Reserve Club traditionally reads the poem “In Flanders Field,” by John McCrae. The American Legion Post on Forest Drive will again this year sell poppies to wear on your lapel.
Any gatherings should comply with state, county and Annapolis Executive Orders for physical distancing, face coverings and limits on crowd size.
Annapolis City Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule: Purple Route (North and South) 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be no Red, Brown, Orange or Green route service. Refuse and recycling collection will not be affected.
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