Photo: Veterans Day
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday in 1938.
Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
There will be a short ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at Clay Pit Pond at noon.
Trash and recycling pickup will NOT take place Thursday; it is delayed until Friday.
- Belmont Town offices and Belmont Light are closed.
- US Postal Service offices and regular deliveries.
- Banks; although some branches will be open in some supermarkets.
MBTA: Operating on its regular weekday schedule.
• Retail stores
• Coffee shops; Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts are serving coffee
• Convenience and drug stores (CVS) open regular hours
• Establishments that sell beer and wine are also allowed to be open.