Thursday, November 10, 2016

Veterans Day, Friday November 11, 2016


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"In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day. 


Observance. Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans.  It is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half mast. A period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11am. Some schools are closed on Veterans Day, while others do not close, but choose to mark the occasion with special assemblies or other activities.

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Veterans Day is officially observed on November 11. However, if it falls on a week day, many communities hold their celebrations on the weekend closest to this date. This is to enable more people to attend and participate in the events. Federal Government offices are closed on November 11. If Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, they are closed on Friday November 10. If Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, they are closed on Monday November 12. State and local governments, schools and non-governmental businesses are not required to close and may decide to remain open or closed. Public transit systems may follow a regular or holiday schedule."  Read more: history and timeline.


Related, some local events.  The American Legion, Pacifica Post 238 (American's largest Veterans Service Organization), ... "Annually the Post has a Traditional military style breakfast that includes chipped beef on toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns and SPAM of course. Additionally we will have pastry,fresh fruit and assorted fruit juices for hearty civilian appetites. Join members of the Pacifica Police and Fire Departments, local community leaders and the public to celebrate Veterans Day."

What's happening in Pacifica.  November 11, 2016. "Ingrid B. Lacy School, All Pro Wrestling, 7:30 PM 11:11 Live: Double main event: APW universal championship (MVP (c) Ceasar Black vs. Jeff Cobb).  Main event: dream match (Cody Rhodes vs. Joey Ryan).  More to be announced." 

Winters Tavern Veterans Day Festival, Noon to 2 AM, "Celebrate our hometown heroes and an amazing day of Americana!, Bands and BBQ all day, all night. A Grape in the Fog wine bar, music from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, no cover charge, suggested 2 drink minimum. 

City of Pacifica/News and Events/City Manager's Office, 11/7/16, "San Mateo County Parks entrance fees waived for US Military Veterans." "Beginning Friday, November 11, 2016, on Veterans Day, U.S. military veterans will not be charged an entrance fee at the 20 San Mateo County Parks throughout the County. At its meeting on November 2, 2016 the County Board of Supervisors approved a change to the current Parks Department fee structure to waive the $6 vehicle entrance fee for any veteran that provides proof of veteran status, (including San Mateo County’s new Veteran identification card." 


Note graphics and photographs. Hero from the Time and Date article. Veterans Day "We honor all who served" image from Plus quotes. Gold boots from Quotes Gram,"Cool Veterans Day Quotes".

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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