Holiday Hours: Veterans Day
Veterans Day falls on Monday, Nov. 11, and will be observed as a state and federal holiday.
The federal holiday is to commemorate the service of the nation's military veterans in ensuring peace.
It was first known as Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. In recognition of the efforts of World War II veterans, President Eisenhower in 1954 signed legislation creating Veterans Day with the goal of honoring all American veterans.
Closed on Monday, Nov. 11:
Some federal and local offices
Some public schools
BRTA buses routes are not running, offices closed
Most retail outlets, groceries
Restaurants and bars, by choice
Veterans Day Parades, Ceremonies and Other Celebrations
Adams: The Council on Aging is hosting a luncheon Friday at the Visitors Center followed by a color guard ceremony performed by Adams American Legion Post 160. Local veterans wishing to attend can call 413-743-8333.
North Adams: The parade steps off from the American Legion at 10:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, and proceeds to the Veterans Memorial for a service at 11 a.m. Participants are asked to be at the Legion by 10 a.m. The keynote speaker will be James Brehio, National Executive committeeman, Massachusetts American Legion.
In case of inclement weather, the exercises will be held at Morningside Community School at 100 Burbank St.
Veterans and their families are invited to attend a luncheon at the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic at 73 Eagle St. Additionally, the event will also feature free haircuts and massages for veterans.
Pittsfield: The Civitan Club of the Berkshires and Boy Scout Troop 8 will team up for the annual "Not Just a Pancake Breakfast" at St. Joseph's Community Center, 414 North St., from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 10. The breakfast will include pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee. Tickets are available at the door for $8 per person, $6 for seniors, $5 for kids under 12 and free for kids under 3. To sponsor a veterans or purchase tickets, contact Rita Giovanetti at 413-841-4326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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