Veterans Day observed Monday

Veterans Day observed Monday

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Hopewell Valley Veterans Association Memorial Day salute earlier this year. (photo credit: Michael Chipowsky)

Veterans Day is Monday, November 11. Enacted in 1938 to honor the end of World War One, it originally was known as Armistice Day (WWI armistice was declared at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918). In 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all living veterans of American wars.

The Hopewell Valley Veterans Association will host its Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Saturday, November 9 at 11am in Woolsey Park. The Association invites all to come and honor local Veterans.

As Monday is a federal holiday, the post office and most banks will be closed. 

According to the Mercer County Executive’s office, the following County facilities will be closed Monday: McDade Administration Building, Criminal Courthouse, Office of the County Clerk, Civil Courthouse and Office of the County Surrogate, Board of Social Services, One-Stop Career Center Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, and Mercer County Connection.

The following County facilities will remain open: Trenton-Mercer Airport (except for administrative offices), Correction Center, Sheriff’s Office and the Emergency Services Communications Center. Also open for business will be four branches of the Mercer County Library system: Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence Headquarters and West Windsor, 9:30am to 5pm; all other branches will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Many Mercer County Park Commission facilities will remain open on Monday including the Ice Skating Center, Tennis Center, all four County golf courses, Mercer County Stables, and the Wildlife Center. The Tulpehaking Nature Center, Howell Living History Farm and Park Commission administrative offices will be closed on Veterans Day. 

All three municipal offices in the Hopewell Valley, Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township, and Pennington Borough, will be closed on Monday.

Because the Hopewell Valley Regional School District observed Veteran’s Day November 8, school will be open in the District on November 11.

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