Five Things: Veterans Day Observed
A quick look at five things to see, do and know today in Concord.
1. Observing Veterans Day: Veterans Day was really yesterday, but there are closings and observances today. So here's a little about the holiday, originally known as 'Armistice Day' on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of WWI. According to the U.S. Census website: "Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars."
2. Holiday Closings: Because of the holiday, the Concord Public Schools, town offices and Concord Free Public Library are all closed. Many banks are also closed, but some local branches may be open.
3. Candlesticks & Beeswax Candles: At 2 p.m. today, Dabblers is offering a candlestick and beeswax candle class in which folks can paint a pair of hand-turned wooden candlesticks for the family holiday table. Also included in the class, which costs $20, is the rolling of two beeswax candles to use in the colorful candlesticks.
5. Sunny and Warm: Should be mostly sunny today, with a high of 69, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts increasing clouds overnight and a low of 51.