City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for Veterans Day 2019, November 11

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City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for Veterans Day 2019, November 11

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2019

City of Alexandria government offices, libraries and recreation centers will be open on Monday, November 11. Any Veterans Day-related updates and closures are listed below.

Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will be collected according to the City’s normal schedule for the week of November 11 to 15; there will be no "holiday slide.” The Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Center (3224 Colvin St.) will be open on November 11.

Animal Shelter: On November 11, the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter will observe weekend hours, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Animal visiting hours will begin at noon. Adoption fees for adult animals will be waived for veterans and active duty military personnel.

Health Facilities: On November 11, the Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.) and the Flora Krause Casey Wellness Center (1200 N. Howard St.) will be closed. The Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.) will also be closed. 

Historic Alexandria: The Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum will be open on a regular schedule from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 11; all other City museums will be closed. For more information, visit

Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline at 703.746.4911; the emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline at 703.746.3401; the adult protective services hotline at 1.888.832.3858; and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273.

Libraries: The Alexandria Law Library (520 King St.) will be closed on November 11. All other Alexandria Library branches and the Talking Books Service at Beatley Central Library will be open on November 11.

Parking: The Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces and residential permit parking districts on Monday, November 11. This suspension of enforcement applies only to the restrictions at legal parking spaces and does not permit parking in any location normally prohibited (for example, no parking zones, loading zones or spaces for persons with disabilities). Temporary no parking signs will be enforced on November 11.

Impound Lot: The City’s Impound Facility (5249 Eisenhower Ave.) will be open November 11.

Recreation and Art Centers: All City recreation and art centers will be open on a regular schedule on November 11. Please check for specific information on operating hours.

Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools will be open on November 11. 

State Offices: The Circuit Court, Clerk of Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and Court Service Unit located in the Alexandria Courthouse (520 King St.) will be closed on November 11. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles office (2681 Mill Road), will also be closed on November 11.

Transit: The Alexandria Transit Company DASH bus service will operate on its regular weekday schedule on November 11. The free King Street Trolley will operate on its normal schedule, every 10-15 minutes between the King Street Metro Station and the Potomac River waterfront, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on November 11. For more information, visit

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at or 703.746.3959.

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