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Candelight Vigil Held At Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ahead Of Rolling Thunder Weekend

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The Memorial Day holiday means a lot of changes to government services and getting around the area. Here are the major changes:

 The federal government will be closed, as will most local government offices in the D.C. area. No mail, except Express Mail, will be delivered.
 Most banks will be closed.
 Roads and major transit

Metro will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight, and trains will run on a Sunday schedule. The Orange Line is closed, as it is all weekend; that means that the Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church will also be closed. Buses will take riders to and from all three closed stations, and the Silver Line will be adjusted to cover the eastern leg of the Orange Line, thus running from Wiehle-Reston East to New Carrollton.

 Other lines will be single tracking.
 Neither MARC nor VRE trains will run Monday.
 HOV restrictions are lifted in Virginia. In Maryland, they’re lifted on I-270, but not on U.S. 50.


  • Trash and recycling schedules will slide for the holiday: In once-a-week collection neighborhoods, collections  will slide to the next day for the rest of the week. In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday’s and Thursday’s collections will slide to Tuesday and Friday; Tuesday’s and Friday’s, to Wednesday and Saturday. The Fort Totten Transfer Station is closed Monday.
  • There will be no street sweeping Monday.
  • D.C. outdoor pools and spray parks will be open; indoor pools, recreation and community centers will be closed. Fields will be open.
  • D.C. public libraries will be closed.
  • Parking enforcement in D.C. is suspended, except on Constitution Avenue Northwest in support of the parade. Roads around the parade will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. You can see a list of the closures on the D.C. government’s website.


Vintage Military Salute

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Montgomery County

  • County offices are closed
  • Parking is free at meters and public garages and lots
  • Libraries are closed
  • County liquor stores are open
  • Recreation: Indoor aquatic and community centers are open; administrative offices, senior centers and community recreation centers will be closed. The main pool at the Bethesda Outdoor Pool will not be open, due to construction delays caused by the recent rains; the lap, teaching and tot pools will be open.
  • Ride On buses will run on a Sunday schedule
  • All trash and recycling pickups slide one day this week
  • Transfer Station: open
  • State offices and courts are closed

Prince George’s

  • Government offices are closed
  • There will be no trash or recycling collection; all waste-acceptance sites are closed
  • Neither TheBus nor the county’s para-transit service, Call-A-Bus, will run



                  Government offices and courts are closed
  • All libraries are closed
  • The Old Town and Memorial outdoor pools will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Chinquapin Park Recreation Center will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the Charles Houston Recreation Center, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All other recreation centers will be closed
  • Trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day all week
  • The DASH bus service will run on a Sunday schedule; the King Street Trolley will run on its normal schedule
  • Parking regulations will not be enforced in legal spaces; you still can’t park in illegal spaces, though


  • Government offices, courts and libraries are closed
  • Trash and recycling collections will happen as normal
  • There will be no enforcement at parking meters
  • ART Bus routes 41, 42, 51, 77 and 87 will run on a Sunday schedule; other routes won’t run

Fairfax County

  • County government, courts and libraries are closed
  • The Fairfax Connector buses are on a Sunday schedule
  • Fastran is not in service
  • All RECenters will be open, except the George Washington RECenter
  • Teen, senior and community centers will be closed
  • Residents should contact their trash and recycling collectors directly to find out about pickup.

Loudoun County

  • Government offices and libraries are closed; the LC Transit buses will not run

Prince William County

  • Government offices and libraries are closed; the solid waste facilities are open.


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