City of Harrisonburg offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in observance of Veterans Day.
City offices will reopen Thursday, November 12 at 8:00am.
Bulk/Yard Debris for Wednesday, November 11 should be held until the next collection date of November 25, 2020, or residents can take these materials to the Recycling Convenience Center during operating hours.
The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will also be closed.
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance made the difficult decision to cancel the Annual Veterans Day Parade or a possible “reverse” parade in Westover Park after receiving feedback from leaders of local veterans’ organizations and hearing that many of their members are avoiding larger gatherings at this time in order to protect their health and the health of their friends and families.
In addition, Veterans of Foreign Wars Rion-Bowman Post 632 will forgo their annual Veterans Day Ceremony and will not fire the cannon located near Veterans Memorial Hall. This year, they will be placing flags and streamers with the names of local veterans on the grounds around the cannon. If you would like to honor a veteran, send their name and branch of service in an email to email@example.com or send a Facebook message to VFW Rion-Bowman Post 632. Requests must be made prior to Nov 6th.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Main Street in downtown Harrisonburg will be lined with American flags, and Court Square will be decorated in red, white, and blue as a gesture of gratitude for those, past and present, who have made our nation’s freedom possible. Across the City, chimes and church bells will ring to mark the 11am hour, in the hopes that community members will hear the bells and take a moment to remember the courage, stories, and sacrifice of the veterans in their lives.
On behalf of the City of Harrisonburg, thank you to all veterans. We will never let your service and heroism be forgotten.