2008_11_vetday.jpgToday is Veterans Day, the day in which the country thanks and honors all living veterans for their service (Memorial Day is for remembering those who died in service--more here). Schools, government offices and courts are closed and there is no regular mail delivery. Alternate side parking regulations are suspended (but other parking rules, like parking meters, are in effect) and it is a santiation holiday--no garbage or recycling collection or street cleaning. There is an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. at Madison Square Park (Fifth Ave & 24th Street) and followed by a parade, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Fifth Ave all the way up to 26th Street to Fifth at 56th Street. There's also a special crosstown march from the Intrepid along 42nd Street, from 12th Ave to Fifth Ave, during the parade, and a street fair on 56th between Fifth and Madison from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.