MCLEAN, VA — On Veterans Day, we honor all those who served in the United States Armed Forces. The federal holiday on Friday, November 11 will be accompanied by special events in honor of veterans and schedule changes for local services.
The Fairfax County Park Authority will recognize Veterans Day with free admission to its nine recreation centers for veterans, active duty service members and their families on Nov. 11. Admission includes entry to the venues pools, fitness rooms, gymnasiums and racquetball courts.
The Spring Hill Rec Center, located at 1239 Spring Hill Road in McLean, will be one of the centers open Friday. Military ID is required for free entry.
Fairfax County Government will be closed for the Veterans Day holiday Nov. 11. Below are other schedule changes to be aware of around Mount Vernon.
Fairfax County Public Schools: November 11 is a student holiday.
Community centers: Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services facilities will be closed Nov. 11. Fastran will not operate on November 11.
McLean Community Center: Open on 11 Nov.
Courts: The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and District Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court will be closed Nov. 11.
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles: All Virginia DMV customer service centers will be closed on November 11.
Libraries: All Fairfax County Public Library locations are closed Nov. 11.
Fairfax connector: The buses will run on public holiday service on 11 November. This means that all regular weekday routes operate, except routes 231, 232, 335, 351, 393, 394, 395, 396, 432, 461, 494, 495, 556, 585, 599, 624, 634 , 697, 698, 699, 715, 722, 724, 834, 835 and 985.
Subway: Metrorail will operate on a holiday schedule on Saturdays from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Metrobus will operate on an additional schedule on Saturdays. For more information, visit www.wmata.com/service.
Park Authority: The Huntley Meadows Nature Center is closed on November 11. Green Spring Gardens Horticultural Center and Historic House are closed on November 11.
Post Office: Closed Nov 11.
Leisure centers: Open regular hours until 9 p.m. on November 11. Veterans, active duty military and their families enjoy free admission with military ID.
Garbage collection and recycling: Fairfax County collection customers will have collection services Nov. 11. Private collection customers should check with their carrier for any changes.
Waste collection centers and recycling centres: Open regular hours November 11.