The annual ceremony will take place at the Wheaton Veterans Park on Sunday morning. Find out what else is going on in Wheaton on Veterans Day.
Veterans Day 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
The annual ceremony will take place at the Wheaton Veterans Park on Sunday. Find out what else is going on in Wheaton on Veterans Day.
The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Wheaton will be participating in their annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Wheaton Veterans Park. The ceremony begins at 11:11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. See photos from the 2011 Veterans Day ceremony. --- Wheaton Ice Arena is offering free skating and skate rentals for all military personnel (veterans and those on active duty) and their families on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and 2:45-4:45 p.m. --- What's Open in Wheaton: - Wheaton Indoor Tennis at Wheaton Regional Park: Open 8:00 am – 11:00 pm. - The grounds at Brookside Gardens will be open from sunrise to sunset What's Closed in Wheaton: - Wheaton Library will be closed Sunday, Nov. 11, and Monday, Nov. 12. - …
On Monday, Nov. 12, Metro trains will run on a Saturday schedule, and Metrobuses will run on a "Saturday Supplemental" schedule.
Red Line trains will single track this weekend between Grosvenor and Friendship Heights to allow for rail and fastener renewal, as well as for tunnel leak repairs, Metro reported on its website. "Throughout the weekend, trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, additional trains will operate between Friendship Heights and Glenmont, resulting in service an average of every 10 minutes between those stations," Metro added. Metro advised passengers traveling through the work zone to allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time. Veterans Day information: On Monday, Nov. 12, which is when Veterans Day will be observed, Metro trains will run on a Saturday …
A history of Veterans Day and what's open and closed.
This Sunday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, a time to recognize and honor those who have served in our nation’s military. But why that day? The Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I, took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed "November 11" as the first remembrance of the end of the Great War: To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations… In 1926, Congress …