Mayor Gavin Buckley
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City Offices Will Be Closed in Honor of Veteran’s Day
Ceremony to be Held at Memorial Circle on Monday
ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 28, 2019) – City of Annapolis government offices will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veteran’s Day. Annapolis Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule. Refuse, recycling and yard waste collection will not be affected.
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.
The City of Annapolis honors veterans each year during the Annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony hosted by the Fleet Reserve Association. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony. The program begins at 11 a.m. The City of Annapolis Police and Fire Department marching units and the Annapolis Sea Cadets and Annapolis High School Naval Junior Corps are invited participants. Elected officials and notable veterans will be in attendance. The keynote speaker will be 5th Master Chief Petty Officer of the United States Coast Guard, Mark H. Allen (retired).
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 their friends and family, in service to our nation.
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