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.
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.