Five Things You Need to Know Today: Nov. 11
A special thanks today to all of the nation's veterans.
1. Thank a veteran. It's Veterans Day, so make sure you find someone in uniform and give him/her a special thanks for their service.
2. It goes to 11. That's right, it's 11/11/11. A rare date on the calendar also something of a holiday for Spinal Tap fans. Is today a special day for you? Getting married? Is it your 11th birthday? Newton Patch wants to hear your story. Email Melanie.Graham@patch.com.
3. Veterans Day Ceremonies. The city of Newton will hold its Veterans Day ceremony at the American Legion Post 440 starting at 11 a.m. Over at Boston College, a memorial service will be held at 9:30 followed by a ceremony near the BC Veterans' Memorial. Check our preview story for more details.
5. On schedule! All trash, recycling, yard waste and bulky item pick-up will run on schedule this week despite the holiday. The Rumford Avenue Recycling Depot will be closed today but will be open tomorrow (Saturday) from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.