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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2009, 7:04 A.M.

Veterans Day closures and holiday events

Services affected by the Veterans Day holiday today:

• All county, state and federal offices are closed in Spokane and Kootenai counties.

• Spokane Valley, Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls city offices are closed.

• City of Spokane offices are open, but city parking meters don’t have to be plugged.

• All garbage pickup and curbside recycling will proceed on a normal schedule.

• Post offices will be closed.

• Spokane Transit Authority buses will operate on their regular schedules.

• Most banks will be closed; check with individual branches.

• Most state liquor stores will be open.

Holiday events

Some of today’s Veterans Day events:

10 a.m. Program sponsored by local veterans organizations, with wreath-laying by the Gold Star mothers, a speech by former Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and awarding of two Purple Hearts. Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.

11:30 a.m. Vietnam War veterans tribute with bagpipes and wreath-laying. Vietnam Memorial, Riverfront Park, downtown Spokane.

3 p.m. Opening of the Pearl, transitional housing for homeless vets. 173 S. Adams St., Spokane.



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