Tomorrow, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, a federal holiday that is also observed by the State of North Carolina. Post offices, banks, and government offices, including the Southern Shores Town Hall, will be closed, but Bay Disposal will be on its route in the morning, collecting your roadside recycling.
We honor all U.S. military veterans on this day of solemn observance, which was first held in 1919 as Armistice Day, upon the first anniversary of the end of World War I.
World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany took effect. Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
The Beacon thanks all who have served our country in the U.S. armed forces. We appreciate your commitment, your sacrifice, and your patriotism.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor Cooper will hold a COVID-19 briefing today at 3 p.m. You may watch it on UNC-TV channel 3 or live-stream it on the UNC-TV website. The Governor is expected to address the 5 p.m. expiration Friday of his latest executive order, which continued the “pause” in Phase Three of the state’s economic reopening.
THE BEACON, 11/10/20