Most City offices will be closed this Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

Maksym Dragunov

There will be no interruption of garbage collection or landfill operations.

Fairmount Cemetery, 1120 W. Avenue N, will host a Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Hosted by the Friends of Fairmount Cemetery, the event will feature Fort Concho’s artillery crew, a bagpiper and a keynote address from Goodfellow Air Force Base commander Col. Michael Downs.

More than 1,400 American flags will have been placed on the graves of the veterans buried at Fairmount in preparation for the event. The cemetery is the final resting place for veterans from the Battle of San Jacinto to the Vietnam War. Several buffalo soldiers who served at Fort Concho are also buried at the designated Texas Historic Cemetery.

Observed each year on Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I, Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

Fort Concho, including the Barracks 1 Visitor Center, will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11 for self-guided tours. The fort’s living history volunteers will also participate in the Veterans Day parade downtown at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

Among the City operations that will be closed for the holiday: 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’s business offices, Municipal Court, the San Angelo Nature Center and the San Angelo Animal Shelter.

City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14.