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Gazette Premium Content Veterans Day closures, events in the Colorado Springs area

The Gazette - Updated: November 11, 2013 at 4:54 pm

MONDAY

Banks and credit unions: Most banks and credit unions closed. Check with individual locations.

Buses (Metro Transit): Regular bus service. 

Government offices: City, state, county and federal offices closed.

Libraries: All Pikes Peak Library District branches open regular hours.

Postal Service: Office closed and no mail service.

Public schools: Some school districts closed; check individual districts.

The Gazette: Open regular hours.

Malls, major department and grocery stores: Most open regular hours

MONDAY EVENTS

Veterans Day events and programs — Many local schools are having programs and events to teach students about Veterans Day. Check with individual schools for programs open to the public.

Pass Giveaway — Three 20-ride tickets for fixed-route buses and/or Metro Mobility will be given to veterans. Enter drawing with name, rank and branch of service under Veterans Day Giveaway post on facebook.com/mountainmetro   or send email to mmtveterans@gmail.com \. Drawing will take place Tuesday.

J.C. Penney — Current and former military personnel and family members of active duty, reserves, guard and retirees can get 20 percent off in-store discount. Details and coupon available at jcp.com  / military.

Veterans Day National Roll Call and Resource Fair — 7 a.m.-4 p.m., UCCS Berger Hall, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, free; Heather Kling, hkling@uccs.edu .

Free Car Wash for Veterans — 7 a.m.-7 p.m., local Quick Quack Care Wash locations; www.dontdrivedirty.com .  

Veterans Day Celebration — With keynote speaker Col. Gail Colvin, Air Force Academy, music and continental breakfast, 9-10 a.m., Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus Theater, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., free; www.ppcc.edu  .

Veterans Day/Remembrance Day Ceremony — Hosted by the Pikes Peak Veterans Council with guest speaker Darrell Levitt, Chairman, Pikes Peak Veterans Council, 11 a.m., The Retired Enlisted Building, 834 Emory Circle, free; 570-9158.

Veterans Day Joint Services Wreath-Laying Ceremony  11 a.m., Veterans Memorial, Memorial Park, South Union Blvd., free; Dick, 572-5104, rcooper101@gmail.com .

War Dog Memorial Dedication With award presentation, speaker, poetry reading and war dogs, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus, outside on west side of C (Climax) Building, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., free; www.ppcc.edu.

Veterans Day Business Event and Expo — With the Frontier Honor Guard to salute veterans, activities and more, 1 p.m., Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., free admission; 629-7924, lnbnetwork.com/nov11.

Veterans Day Remembrance 4-10 p.m., The Melting Pot, 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave. All military, retired and active, and their families will receive 30 percent off entire bill. Reservations required: 385-0300.

Veterans Day Remembrance 11 a.m. 1. VFW Post 6461, located at 754 Santa Fe Avenue

Community Tribute to Our Veterans 2 p.m., The City of Fountain is holding a “Community Tribute to Our Veterans” at Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial Park, 300 Iris Drive (beside the Mayor’s (Caboose) Park off 85/87)

Free order of wings for veterans — Frankie’s, 945 N. Powers Blvd.; www.frankiesbargrill.com .

Free beverage — Free any size Cibolo Mountain coffee or Flavors2GO fountain drink to all active and retired military members with military ID, local Corner Stores; cornerstore4u.com .

Veterans Eat Free — For a list of restaurants, go to www.restaurantnews.com.

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