Office of the Mayor
City of Annapolis
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
For Immediate Release:
Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or email@example.com
City Offices will Be Closed Friday in Honor of Veteran’s Day
Downtown Ceremony will Be Held on Saturday (11-11 at 11 a.m.)
ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 6, 2023) – City of Annapolis government offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023 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 November 11th, there will be a ceremony at City Dock with the Fleet Reserve Association including a welcome from Mayor Gavin Buckley, keynote speaker from the United States Coast Guard, a short parade and drill team performance from the NJROTC at Annapolis High School.
It was 105 years ago today in 1918, at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, that the bells rang out across Europe marking the end of hostilities in World War One. 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 (at 11 a.m.) 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 Veteran’s Day 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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