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Veterans Day holiday closings

Published November 11. 2013 4:00AM

Today is Veterans Day, a state and federal holiday.

• Federal, state and municipal offices are closed. State parks are open.

• Libraries and schools are closed.

• Post offices are closed, although Express Mail, special deliveries and perishable items will be delivered.

• Banks and credit unions are closed.

• U.S. financial markets are closed.

• Southeast Area Transit District is operating on a regular schedule.

• Shore Line East and Metro-North trains are operating on a regular schedule.

• The Department of Motor Vehicles offices are closed.

• Connecticut Lottery Corp. headquarters is closed. Regularly scheduled lottery drawings will occur.

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As our children crash from Halloween candy overload, we look ahead to the next big holiday: Thanksgiving. What are you looking forward to seeing on your dining room table on the 4th Thursday of November?
Cranberry sauce: Whether it's the home made stuff containing actual cranberries or the reddish jelly shaped like the can it plopped out of, it reminds me of childhood.
Turkey, of course: Turkey slathered in gravy. Turkey with cranberry sauce (see above). Turkey with mashed potatoes on it. Turkey in sandwiches the next day. All I care about is the golden bird.
Latkes: For the first time in 125 years, Thanksgiving falls during Hanukkah so our table will be filled with the best food both holidays have to offer. Happy Thanksgivikkah!
My Thanksgiving has been completely taken over by the ever-earlier Black Friday sales. My big meal will be looking more like a fast food burger in line outside of Best Buy than the traditional sit-down meals from days of ole.
Number of votes: 736

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