Office of the Mayor
City of Annapolis
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
For Immediate Release:
Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
City Offices Will Be Closed in Honor of Veteran’s Day
Ceremony to be Held at Memorial Circle
ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 27, 2022) – City of Annapolis government offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2021 in observance of Veteran’s Day.
Annapolis Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule. Refuse, recycling and yard waste collection will not be affected. The Pip Moyer Recreation Center will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the Stanton Center will be closed.
In downtown, at 11 a.m. on the 11th, there will be a short parade around Memorial Circle, then a ceremony at City Dock with Fleet Reserve Club, the United States Naval Academy, the Annapolis High ROTC, Annapolis Coast Guard and other dignitaries. After the event, veterans and members of the Fleet Reserve Club are invited to lunch and a resource display at the Fleet Reserve Club.
It was at 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 veterans of WWI. In 1954, World War II and Korean War veterans were added as honorees and the 11-11 date became a day set aside to honor all veterans who served America in wartime.
Mayor Gavin Buckley asks all City residents to set aside time on 11-11 to reflect on the sacrifices of United States Servicemen and Servicewomen who put themselves in harm’s way, far from their friends and family, in service to our nation.
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