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November 11, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Scouts honor Veterans Day; holiday closures around the area

Local kids, scout groups and their families including Jonah Kaufman, 8, from Cub Scout Troop 321, place flags on the grave sites of each Armed Forces service member at Veterans Memorial Cemetery located on the grounds of Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park in North Seattle early Tuesday morning. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) Many celebrations…

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November 7, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Aberdeen thief returns statue carved in memory of veteran

ABERDEEN — A stolen statue that had been carved in memory of an airman killed in Afghanistan has been quietly returned to his mother’s front porch in Aberdeen. Sally Sheldon tells KBKW she opened the door to see it back in time for Veterans Day. The eagle perched on the Air Force insignia was carved by her…

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November 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Veterans Day: post offices, banks closed; trash on normal schedule

Here’s a list of closures for Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below: On-street parking is free in Seattle. In Seattle, garbage, food and yard waste, and recycling will be picked up on the regular schedule. Bellevue pickup also will be on a regular schedule. Most major banks and…

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November 10, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Sunday memo: Monday holiday . . . What’s closed . . . Free stuff

Honoring veterans: Monday is Veterans Day, but some started honoring those who have served in the nation’s armed forces earlier this weekend. Auburn held a parade on Saturday, and the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 19300 108th Avenue SE, Renton, is  celebrating its member veterans Sunday at both services. What’s closed: Veterans Day is an…

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November 11, 2012 at 8:30 PM

What’s open, closed Monday

Here’s a list of things that will be open or closed on Monday, in observance of Veterans Day. On-street parking  will be free in Seattle.  In Seattle, garbage, food and yard waste, and recycling will be picked up on the regular schedule. Bellevue pickup also will be on a regular schedule.  Most major banks and credit unions will…

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November 9, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Judge orders Auburn to allow anti-war vets group to march in parade

A federal judge has ordered the City of Auburn to allow an anti-war veterans group to march in Saturday’s annual Veterans Day Parade, ruling the city has violated one of the very rights it celebrates veterans for defending – the right to free speech. U.S. District Chief Judge Marsha Pechman this morning issued a temporary…

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November 11, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Seattle businesses giving freebies to vets today

Connor McCullum-Zempel, 8, places American flags at the 62nd Annual Veterans Day Memorial celebration at Evergreen Washelli's Lower Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Seattle. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) A handful of Seattle businesses, mostly restaurants, are showing their respect for local veterans in a particularly appealing way in this economy: free stuff. Below is a…

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November 11, 2011 at 6:55 AM

The Morning Memo / Friday: SNOW!, Occupy Seattle & SCCC, WSU student burned

Weather: Yikes! Snow in the mountains by tonight: The National Weather Service says a system moving in later today will bring gusty, wet weather and mountain snow to the state with 6-11 inches in the Cascades and Olympics. Goodbye autumn, hello winter. At least at the higher elevations, so watch out if you’re heading over any…

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November 11, 2011 at 6:17 AM

What's open, closed on Veterans Day

Flags have been placed on the UW quad to honor the troops for Veterans Day. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) Here’s a look at what will be open and closed today in observance of Veterans Day: Closed Courts and banks are closed. Local, state and federal government offices are closed, including the U.S. Postal Service and area libraries….

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