Sunday, November 11, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round as well as on Veterans Day.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials, taken from themilitarywallet.com—check the site for the latest deals. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Friday, November 9, 2012
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 …
Friday, November 11, 2011
This has a great Veterans Day message. A Montgomery Village man surprises his kids in school when he comes home early. Get the hankies!
Remember those who have served in the armed forces.
Take part in Greenbelt's Veterans Day Service at 10 a.m. at memorial in Roosevelt Center. Hosted by the Greenbelt American Legion Post 136, it's open to all. Afterward, drop by Post 136 for refreshments. A brief history Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, which celebrated the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany—putting and end to the hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. It took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. A year later on November 11, 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the First Armistice Day, later to become Veterans Day, with these words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Greenbelt Branch Library encourages residents to participate in an oral history project.
Robert Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project, encouraged Greenbelters to “make this Veterans Day meaningful” by listening to a veteran’s story. He said that veterans telling their stories is another opportunity for them to perform a patriotic act for their country. “Me and my sergeant were surrounded in an ambush,” said Retired Army Col. Dennis Duggan, a Vietnam War veteran, as he told Greenbelters his story at the Greenbelt Branch Library last Saturday. “I provided cover fire so he could get out of there, and then I ran out ammo, and they came after me. I had a grenade, so I threw it at them and ran. Just ran, into the rice paddies.” Duggan paused. “I don't tell that story very often.” He stopped again to collect himself, as …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
No changes to trash collection, but some bus services will run on a special schedule.
The Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill will operate on a normal schedule on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Also, all waste management facilities and collection services, including trash, recycling, yard waste and bulk trash will be on their normal schedule. The Bus will operate normal route service on Veterans Day except for Routes 51, 51-Extended and 52, which service Prince George’s County government buildings. Call-A-Bus, will not run on Nov. 11 and will resume normal operations on Nov. 14.