What To Expect In Marblehead On Veterans Day

Scott Souza

MARBLEHEAD, MA — Veterans Day, a federal holiday, is held yearly on Nov. 11. It honors all American veterans and military.

In observance of the Veterans Day holiday in Marblehead, trash and recycling will be the following days:

Wednesday trash and recycling will be collected on Thursday.

Thursday trash and recycling will be collected on Friday.

Friday trash and recycling will be collected on Saturday.

The Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesday.

Marblehead schools and municipal buildings — other than emergency services — will be closed.

Originally called Armistice Day, the holiday was created at the end of World War I to recognize those who fought in “the war to end all wars,” according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Its origin is tied to the armistice, a temporary end of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany signed in France on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

It became Veterans Day in 1954, shortly after the end of the Korean War and less than a decade after World War II, after various veterans service organizations urged Congress to encompass veterans of all wars in their honor.

With some ceremonies, parades and presentations either canceled or altered in 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis, restaurants and other businesses will continue to show their appreciation for veterans and active military members.

Applebee’s, Bob Evans and Chili’s Grill and Bar are among the national restaurant chains offering free or discounted meals for veterans on Nov. 11, and 7-Eleven is offering a free cup of coffee or Big Gulp.

Other places, such as Golden Corral and Eat'n Park, have offers extended throughout November.

Veterans Day is somewhat related to, and sometimes mistaken for, Memorial Day, the federal holiday on the final Monday of May that is dedicated to those who have died while serving the United States in war.

This article originally appeared on the Marblehead Patch