November 11, 2009 in City

Veterans Day closures and holiday events

The Spokesman-Review
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Vietnam veteran and bagpiper Phil White plays his pipes Monday next to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Riverfront Park. White visits the memorial every Veterans Day to play in honor of his fellow service
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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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