Closings in Honor of Veterans Day

Closings in Honor of Veterans Day
Posted on 11/10/2022
Renee Medina and Lee Washington holding Veterans proclamationsMANATEE COUNTY, FL (November 10, 2022) – Manatee County Government offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

Renee Medina, Veterans Services Division Manager, hopes Veterans Day goes a little deeper than simply honoring our Veterans. She would like to spread more awareness that Manatee County’s Veterans Services counselors stand ready to help community Veterans and their family members with any of their needs—not only benefits but other struggles they might have.

“You can see a Veteran every day and not realize they’re a Veteran and not realize the scars they carry and the things that they have suffered in their service of their country. Whatever their case is, whatever their issues are, we have the resources to help them,” said Medina. “So if you know somebody who is in crisis and you recognize that there is a problem, please reach out to them and let them know that Veterans Services stands here ready to assist them in any way possible.”*

Meet the Veteran Services Team

To reach Veterans services, please contact (941) 745-3795 or [email protected].

Community Veterans Events

The annual Manatee County Veterans Council Veterans Day Program, which takes place on November 11, at 11 AM, has been moved from the Veterans’ Monument Park to the Board of County Commissioners chamber. The event will be closed to the public but will be live streamed. This year's guest speaker will be Anthony Hardie, a Veterans’ advocate and national leader related to Gulf War Veterans’ health. The invocation will be given by Edwin Robinson, Chairman, and the Manatee County Proclamation will be read by Renee Medina.

More Veterans’ Day-Related Community Events

Veterans Day (Friday, November 11) Closings & Reschedules

All Manatee County offices will be closed.

Manatee County libraries will be closed Friday, November 11. Normal library hours will resume on Saturday, November 12.

Manatee County Area Transit, the Anna Maria Island Trolley and the Longboat Key Shuttle and regular weekday Handy Bus will operate as normal. However, customer service booths at the downtown Bradenton and Desoto Transit stations will be closed.

GT Bray Fitness Center will be open from 8:00 AM to 2 PM. GT Bray pool will be open from 8 AM to 1 PM for lap swim; Lincoln Aquatic Center will be open 12 PM to 4 PM (main swimming pool only). John Marble Pool will be closed.

The schedule for trash, recycling and yard waste collections for this week shifted due to Tropical Storm Nicole. Thursday’s regular collection will be picked up on Friday (November 11), and Friday’s regular collection will be picked up on Saturday (November 12).

(* Board of County Commissioners Meeting, October 11, 2022.)