City Offices Closing for Veteran's Day
SAN ANGELO, TX--(City of San Angelo Press Release) Most City offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. There will be no interruption of garbage collection or landfill operations.
Fairmount Cemetery will host its traditional Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The public is invited. Mike Boyd, a retired colonel in the Texas Army National Guard who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, will be the keynote speaker. Boyd is also the retired president of First Financial Bank in San Angelo and was named San Angelo’s Citizen of the Year in 2016.
More than 1,400 American flags will be placed on the graves of veterans buried at Fairmount, 1120 W. Avenue N, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
Observed each year on Nov. 11 – Armistice Day, which marks the end of World War I – Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.
Fort Concho, including the Barracks 1 Visitor Center, will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11-12 for self-guided tours. The fort’s living history volunteers will also participate in the Veterans Day parade downtown at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
Among the City operations that will be closed Nov. 12: Station 618 and Santa Fe Crossing senior centers, Southside and Carl Ray Johnson recreation centers, the McNease Convention Center, the San Angelo-Tom Green County Health Department, Fairmount Cemetery’s business offices, Municipal Court, the San Angelo Nature Center and the San Angelo Animal Shelter.
City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.