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Posted on: November 3, 2022

City Offices to be Closed Friday, Nov. 11 in Observance of Veterans Day

American flag over text that reads 11th November. Veterans Day. Honoring all who served.

EAST LANSING, Mich. —  City of East Lansing offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. This excludes the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), which will be open during regular business hours. 

City offices closed on Veterans Day will include East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing 54B District Court, the East Lansing Public Library, East Lansing Prime Time and the East Lansing Department of Public Works. 

Refuse and recycling collection for Friday, Nov. 11 will instead take place on Monday, Nov. 14. There will be no bulk item collection or yard waste pickup on Monday, Nov. 14. 

Wreath-Laying Ceremony Honoring Veterans on Thursday, Nov. 10

In honor of Veterans Day, community members and members of the media are invited to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at East Lansing’s Medal of Honor Memorial and Veterans Monument located on the main entry grounds of the ELHCC, 819 Abbot Road on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m.

The City of East Lansing and the Lansing-based 1st Battalion, 24th Marines will be laying wreaths to honor all the brave men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. This includes U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 2nd Lt. Sherrod E. Skinner Jr., a Korean war hero, who grew up in East Lansing and, while a student at Harvard, entered the Marine Corps Reserve Platoon Leaders program with his twin brother. 2nd Lt. Skinner was killed in battle on October 26, 1952 and was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his bravery. 

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