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Default U.S. Navy Veteran to Speak at Rockville's Veterans Day Ceremony


          For Immediate Release
November 1, 2011
       


U.S. Navy Veteran to Speak at Rockville's Veterans Day Ceremony

Event Set for Friday, Nov. 11, at Veterans Park; City will Operate on a Limited Schedule

ROCKVILLE, Md., November 1, 2011-Michael L. Higgs, a U.S. Navy veteran, commander of the Local Disabled Veterans 12 and a Montgomery County teacher, will be the featured speaker as Rockville honors its veterans. A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Veterans Park.

Higgs served in the Navy between 1965 and 1969, and served in Vietnam as a photographer from 1968-69.

Rockville's Mayor and Council will lead a tribute to the men and women who have served in the nation's armed forces at Veterans Park, located at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Veirs Mill Road (across from St. Mary's Church). American Legion Post 86 will lead the wreath-laying ceremony and the Post's Honor Guard will lead the 21-gun salute.

Parking is available at St. Mary's Catholic Church and School or at the Sandy Spring Bank building, located between Fleet Street and Route 355.

City Hall will be closed and many City facilities also will close or operate on a limited schedule.

The following is the status of Rockville facilities and programs for Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day:
  • City Hall will be closed.
  • No money will be required for city-owned parking meters.
  • Recycling and refuse will be collected on regular schedules.
  • Twinbrook Community Recreation Center will be open regular hours (6 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.).
  • Lincoln Park Community Center will be open regular hours (9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.).
  • Thomas Farm Community Center will be open regular hours (6 a.m.-9:30 p.m.).
  • Rockville Senior Center will be closed.
  • Rockville Swim and Fitness Center will be open on its regular schedule.
  • RedGate Municipal Golf Course will be open. The course will operate under winter hours (first tee time at 9 a.m.).
  • Croydon Creek Nature Center will be open regular hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).
  • Rockville Civic Center Park offices will be closed.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre will be open for regularly scheduled productions.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre Box Office will be open 2-7 p.m.
  • Glenview Mansion will be closed.
  • Glenview Mansion Art Gallery will be closed.
For more information about any of the specific facilities or programs, call 240-314-5000 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov.
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