Today is Veterans Day, which means government offices and courts are closed, as well as NYC public schools. There's no regular mail delivery or garbage pickup; additionally alternate side of the street parking regulations are suspended today. The Veterans Day Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. on Fifth Avenue at 26th Street, and heads up to 52nd Street. The opening ceremony is at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park, where there will be a 21 gun salute. Metro-North also has an 11 a.m. ceremony at Grand Central with the MTA Police Pipe and Drum Band.