Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Some Patch readers said Metro's service on Veterans Day caused crowded trains and lengthy delays.
Monday, Patch reported that Metro was under fire by transit group Action Committee for Transit for providing what they felt was insufficient Red Line service on Veterans Day. Metro single-tracked trains between Grosvenor and Friendship Heights on Saturday, Sunday and Monday to allow for maintenance work. Metro said trains were running this weekend and during the Veterans Day holiday on Monday once every 20 minutes on the western leg of the Red Line north of Friendship Heights. Though Monday was a federal holiday, many still needed to report to work, and some reported crowded trains and lengthy delays during rush hour. Patch readers commented on our story about their experiences on the Red Line Monday. Here's what a few of you had to say: …
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:
A history of Veterans Day and guide to local veteran events.
Friday, November 9, 2012
On Monday, Nov. 12, Metro trains will run on a Saturday schedule, and Metrobuses will run on a "Saturday Supplemental" schedule.
Red Line trains will single track this weekend between Grosvenor and Friendship Heights to allow for rail and fastener renewal, as well as for tunnel leak repairs, Metro reported on its website. "Throughout the weekend, trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, additional trains will operate between Friendship Heights and Glenmont, resulting in service an average of every 10 minutes between those stations," Metro added. Metro advised passengers traveling through the work zone to allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time. Veterans Day information: On Monday, Nov. 12—Veterans Day, observed—Metro trains will run on a Saturday schedule. The system …
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
The Crews children of Montgomery Village, MD, welcomed their father, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Scott Crews, home from Afghanistan—six months early—on Veterans Day, as dad surprised each child, one-by-one, in their school classrooms.
Montgomery Village family gets a Veteran's Day homecoming.
Residents and community leaders gathered to honor veterans in Bethesda Friday.
Residents and community leaders gathered at the memorial in Bethesda's Veterans Park Friday morning to honor those who have served our country. Cold, windy weather didn't deter the crowd, who enjoyed patriotic music performed by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Brass Quintet and listened to a speech by Capt. Frederick C. Kass, commander of Naval Support Activity Bethesda, the campus on which Bethesda's Walter Reed National Military Medical Center sits. Walter Reed Bethesda was dedicated Thursday by U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Those who spoke at the ceremony Friday expressed pride that Bethesda is home to the military hospital, which boasts cutting-edge facilities to treat our nation's wounded warriors.
Patch sits down with retired Maj. John Rich of the U.S. Marine Corps to talk about fighting, teaching and exploring the world—from Pacific volcanoes to a 17th-century sunken ship.
When John Rich started his second career at the age of 44 as a high school physics, astronomy and Earth science teacher, he brought an interesting first career to the table. The former Town of Chevy Chase resident had been a Marine for 24 years (starting at the age of 17 and finishing up as a major), had traveled halfway around the world and then some, had fought at Guadalcanal, knew Japanese, and had been wounded on more than one occasion. He’d also taught dozens of Marines how to do their job. As a teacher at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA, Rich taught the kids like he’d taught the young Marine recruits. “In the Marine Corps, you want to bring every man up to snuff, and in teaching, you do the same thing,” Rich said. The …