Find out what is open and closed on Monday, Nov. 12 in observation of Veterans Day.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Here's what's open and closed for the holiday.
Today we observe Veterans Day, a national holiday established in 1926 to honor men and women who have served in the military. However, with the holiday falling on a Sunday government offices and some Melrose businesses will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12. If you know of more businesses that are open or closed, help out your fellow neighbors by leaving them in the comments. Here's a look at what will be open and closed on Monday, Nov. 12 in Melrose:
Friday, November 9, 2012
PLUS: Shared pictures of your loved ones in uniform in our online heroes gallery.
Veterans Day is this Sunday, Nov. 11. To honor local veterans, we invite you to share photos of Melrose servicemen and women so the whole city can honor those who serve our nation. Just click the green "Submit Your Photos" button above the photos or at the bottom of this article to add yours, along with a caption. Also, leave shoutouts to veterans you know in the comments below. Friday November 9th 8 a.m. – Veterans Day Breakfast – Middle School 9 a.m. – Assembly Sunday November 11th 9 a.m. – Veterans Day Breakfast – Memorial Hall GAR Room 10 a.m. – WWII Memorial 10:30 a.m. – Vietnam Memorial 11:11 a.m. – WWI Memorial Friday November 16th 8 a.m. – Veterans in the Classroom 8 a.m., High School
Friday, November 11, 2011
Here's what's open and closed for today's holiday.
Today we observe Veterans Day, a national holiday established in 1926 to honor men and women who have served in the military. Here's a quick round-up of what's open and closed in Melrose today. If you know of more businesses that are open or closed, help out your fellow neighbors by leaving them in the comments.
The 182nd Infantry Regiment, a Melrose-based National Guard unit, is currently on a year-long deployment in Afghanistan and spoke via the Internet at Thursday's Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Assembly.
Soldiers from the 182nd Infantry Regiment, currently in Afghanistan, spoke with students via Internet video chat at the annual Veterans Day Assembly held by Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School on Thursday morning. The National Guard Unit, based at the Melrose Armory, deployed at the end of March earlier this year on a year-long mission. Watch the video above for scenes from Thursday's assembly and video chat.
Veterans Day marked with ceremonies this morning; Gathering Change holds its annual meeting tonight.
Today is Friday, Nov. 11—93 years ago today, World War I came to an end, leaving nine million soldiers dead, 21 million wounded and at least five million civilians who died from disease, starvation or exposure—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day: 1) Bring back the sun: A chance of showers today, mainly before 10 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Tonight, partly cloudy, with a low around 38. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) I would still lay down my life for you: Veterans Day ceremonies will be held today at the city's war memorials—here's the schedule. Be sure to add photos of your heroes …
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Veterans gathered at Wyoming Cemetery to dispose of flags that are worn, damaged or tattered beyond repair in a dignified way by burning.
Melrose veterans gathered at Wyoming Cemetery on Saturday morning for a flag retirement ceremony, organized by the Melrose Veterans Services Department, that capped of a week's worth of Veterans Day events. With assistance from Melrose Girl Scout Troop #71238 and the 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Massachusetts National Guard, veterans disposed of flags that were worn, damaged or tattered beyond repair, in accordance with the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Section 176, titled "Respect For Flag:" "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."