Monday, November 12, 2012
There are more than 21 million veterans in the United States and Patch says "thank you" on Veterans Day.
Here's a rundown of Veterans Day 2012 facts from the U.S. Census Bureau: Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Thank a veteran. Add your note of thanks in our comments section below. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Who They Are 21.5 million: The number of …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round, as well as on Veterans Day.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in the Philadelphia area.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Monday trash delayed due to holiday.
Veterans Day is a holiday that often leaves residents confused as to what's open or closed, and what township services are impacted. Trash pickup, for instance, can make Philadelphia citizens scratch their heads. However, according to the Philadelphia Streets Department, it's not so complicated. For the Nov. 12 Veterans Day holiday, trash and recycling will not be collected Monday. However, no one gets left in the cold. The collection day is pushed back. So Monday goes Tuesday; Tuesday on Wednesday, and so on. Visit the Streets Department's Facebook page for updates.
Check out these events in from Northwest Philadelphia to the Main Line and beyond this weekend.
Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top regional events for this weekend. 1. PCCH Presents: Rock-N-Roast 2. Annual Holiday Carnival and Santa's Arrival 3. 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll 4. West Chester Veterans Day Parade 5. Shop and Support Local at Holiday Shopping Events Friday, Nov. 9 Ladies Night Out at the Sacred Heart School in Havertown Rabbit Hill Girls Night Out in Springfield Saturday, Nov. 10 Villa Maria Holiday Shopping Event in Malvern Christmas Bazaar in Strafford Fall Bazaar at Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment Christmas Marketplace in Wayne Sunday, Nov. 11 Holiday Bazaar at Stagecrafters Theatre in Chestnut Hill Fair Trade - Alternative Giving Fair in Villanova