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Veterans Day Closings in Fredericksburg

Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, and some government and business services will close on Monday in observance of the Federal holiday.

City of Fredericksburg offices will be closed Monday, November 12, 2012 in observance of Veterans Day, according to the City's website

Trash and recycling collection will be affected. 

  • Monday’s trash will be picked-up Tuesday.
  • Tuesday’s trash will be picked-up Wednesday.
  • Monday and Tuesday’s recycling will be picked-up Tuesday,
  • Wednesday – Friday collections will proceed as usual.

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) reports there will be no service on Monday, in observance of Veterans Day. Regular service will resume Tuesday.

Metro will operate on a Saturday schedule, opening at 5 a.m. and closing at midnight.

The U.S. Postal Service is closed Monday, in observance of Veterans Day.  Most banks are also closed, but customers should check with their own bank.

Schools, Libraries are Open

City of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Public Schools are in session on Monday, Nov. 12.  The Central Rappahannock Regional Library is open at all locations.

Veterans Day History

Veterans Day is recognized every year in the United States on November 11, the day in 1918 when World War I fighting ceased.  

It was the day "when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month," according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

The national holiday was established to honor and thank all who served and serve in the United States Armed Forces.

Veterans Day Ceremonies

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year at Arlington National Cemetery. The 11 a.m. ceremony begins with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns, followed inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries.

Quantico National Cemetery will hold a Veterans Day ceremony on November 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Marcie Floyd Tanner November 15, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Could you tell me where it says that the trash schedule has been changed? Thank you.
Susan Larson November 15, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Marcie - the information was on the City of Fredericksburg's website for the week of Nov. 12 - 16.
Stephanie Hein November 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM
If you sign up for Fredericksburg Alert, it will give you a heads-up too! :)

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