City offices closed Veterans Day, Fairmount seeking volunteers for ceremony

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San Angelo, Texas- Most city offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. There will be no interruption of garbage collection or landfill operations. City offices will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, November 12.

Among the city operations that will be closed November 11th:

  • Station 618 and Santa Fe Crossing senior centers
  • Southside and Carl Ray Johnson recreation centers
  • McNease Convention Center
  • San Angelo-Tom Green County Health Department
  • Fairmount Cemetery’s business offices
  • Municipal Court
  • San Angelo Nature Center
  • San Angelo Animal Shelter

Fort Concho, including the Barracks 1 Visitor Center, will remain open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. November 11 for self-guided tours. There is no admission fee but donations will be accepted.

In addition, the public is invited to the Veterans Commemorative Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 11 at Fairmount Cemetery, 1120 West Avenue N. The keynote speaker will be Donnie Dunagan, retired U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor and voice of Disney’s “Bambi.”

The Friends of Fairmount Cemetery Board needs volunteers to help place American flags on the graves of veterans buried at the cemetery. There are more than 1,600 service members buried at Fairmount – spanning from its origins in the 1800s up to present day.

The flag placing will occur at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8, beginning at the cemetery gazebo. For more information about the flag placing, contact Martha Elder at 325-656-1705.

Observed each year on November 11, Veterans Day honors the service of all U.S. military veterans.

Source: City of San Angelo

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