Sunday, November 11, 2012
Fairfax County government closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day. County schools are open.
Some Fairfax County offices and services will be closed on Monday in observance of Veterans Day. Here's the lowdown: Fairfax County Government is closed. Fairfax County Public Schools are open. Fairfax County courts will be closed. Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) programs, activities and facilities, including Fastran services, will be closed. Fairfax County Public Libraries are closed Sunday and Monday. Libraries will re-open Tuesday. RECenters will be open on a regular schedule on Monday. Community centers will be closed. Nature and historic centers — Colvin Run/Sully Historic Sites, Hidden Oaks/Hidden Pond, Riverbend Visitor Center are closed on Monday. Huntley Meadows Park Nature Center: Open noon …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Local residents will commemorate Veterans Day.
On Sunday, Veterans Day, Americans will honor military veterans with ceremonies and tributes. Nov. 11 (the legal public holiday for Veterans Day), falls on a Sunday. For most federal employees, Monday, Nov. 12, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. Veterans Day has its roots in Armistice Day, which was proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. Seven years later, President Calvin Coolidge issued another proclamation to commemorate Armistice Day with ceremonies. Armistice Day was officially changed in 1956 to Veterans Day. You can read President Obama's 2012 proclamation observing Veterans Day here. The following events will take place across Northern Virginia in observance of Veterans Day: Arlington Memorial …
Friday, November 11, 2011
The president placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and offered remarks at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater on Friday.
President Barack Obama, in his remarks Friday at Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater, compared today’s servicemen and women to the Greatest Generation that faced the hardships of World War II. Obama also noted the upcoming holidays would serve as a season of homecomings following the end of the war in Iraq and the anticipated withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan. Over the next five years, 1 million troops will return to civilian life. “This generation of service members – this 9/11 Generation – has borne the burden of our security during a hard decade of sacrifice. Our servicemen and women make up less than 1 percent of Americans, but also more than 1 million military spouses and 2 million children and millions more…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Community will display signs with vets' names over the weekend.
This weekend, the Rose Hill community will honor residents who have served or are serving in the United States military. According to the Rambler, the Rose Hill Civic Association's newsletter, "This year, Rose Hill will honor its citizens who have served or continue to serve with an appropriate sign including their name and branch of service." The signs, 25 in all, will be located along Rose Hill Drive, across from Rose Hill Elementary School. They will be on display throughout Veterans Day weekend, from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13.