The majority of offices with the City of San Angelo will be closed Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. There will be no interruption in trash collection or landfill operations, according to the City’s Public Information Office.
City operations that will be closed Nov. 11 include Station 618 and Santa Fe Crossing senior centers; Southside and Carl Ray Johnson recreation centers; the McNease Convention Center; the San Angelo-Tom Green County Health Department; Fairmount Cemetery business office; Municipal Court; the San Angelo Nature Center; and the San Angelo Animal Shelter.
A Veterans Day celebration will be held by the Friends of Fairmount Cemetery at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at Fairmount Cemetery, 1120 W. Avenue N. The event will feature Fort Concho’s artillery crew, a bagpiper and a keynote address from Goodfellow Air Force Commander Col. Michael Downs.
More than 1,400 American flags that will be placed on veterans’ graves in Fairmount prior to the event. Veterans from the Battle of San Jacinto to the Vietnam conflict are buried in the cemetery, as well as several Buffalo Soldiers who served at Fort Concho.
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 for self-guided tours. The fort’s living history volunteers will participate in the Veterans Day parade at 11 a.m. Nov. 5 in downtown San Angelo.
City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14.