Monday, November 12, 2012
Local leaders and officials gathered in Veterans Park Monday for the 53rd annual Veterans Day Observance, sponsored by the Bethesda Kiwanis Club.
Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-Dist. 8), County Council President Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Chief of Saff Col. Ramona Fiorey were among the speakers Monday the annual Veterans Day Observance in Bethesda.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Annual ceremony, organized by the Bethesda Kiwanis Club, is set for 10:45 a.m.
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 …