As people across America recognize men and women who have served in the armed forces, students in Temple Terrace schools will get a day off.
All Hillsborough County Public Schools will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the holiday. Most Hillsborough County and Temple Terrace government offices will also shut down for the day.
Temple Terrace students will return to class on Tuesday, Nov. 13, but they won’t have to hit the books for too long. The Thanksgiving/Fall Break runs Nov. 19-22, according to the school district’s calendar.
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Veterans Day actually falls on Sunday, Nov. 11, and there will be a special celebration at Riverhills Park during the Temple Terrace Community Arts Festival.
Councilwoman Mary Jane Neale will be the guest speaker, according to a city press release. The King High Naval Junior ROTC will present the colors, and vocalist Cheri Tysver will sing. Complimentary cupcakes will be served.
For more information about the event, call the Temple Terrace Leisure Services Department at 813-506-6600.
On Monday, Nov. 12, the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club will have a Support Our Troops Card Game Day at Woodmont Clubhouse, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants can play Bridge, Canasta, Scrabble, Uno, Bunco, Phase 10 or any other card games; have a light lunch; and have fun with friends. The cost is $10.
Then, at 7:30 p.m., Florida College will host veteran, author and speaker J.D. Wetterling, a fighter pilot in Vietnam who will share personal accounts of the war. The event takes place at Puckett Auditorium and is free and open to the public.