City of Alexandria government offices, libraries and recreation centers will be open on Monday, Nov. 12. All Veterans Day-related updates and closures are listed below.

Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will be collected according to the City’s normal schedule for the week of Nov. 12 to 16; there will be no "holiday slide.” The Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Center (3224 Colvin St.) will be open on Nov. 12.

Animal Shelter: On Nov. 12, the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter will observe weekend hours, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Animal visiting hours will begin at noon, from Nov. 10 through 12. Adoption fees on adult animals will be waived for veterans and activity-duty military personnel.

Health Facilities: On Nov. 12, the Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.) and the Flora Krause Casey Wellness Center (1200 N. Howard St.) will be closed. The Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.) will also be closed.

Historic Alexandria: The Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum will be open on a regular schedule from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 12; all other City museums will be closed. For more information,

Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline at 703.746.4911; the emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline at 703.746.3401; the adult protective services hotline at 1.888.832.3858; and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273.

Libraries: The Alexandria Law Library (520 King St.) will be closed on Nov. 12.  All other Alexandria Library branches and the Talking Books Service at Beatley Central Library will be open on Nov. 12.

Parking: The Alexandria Police Department will enforce all normal parking regulations on Sunday, Nov. 11, and will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces and residential permit parking districts on Monday, Nov. 12. This suspension of enforcement applies only to the restrictions at legal parking spaces, and does not permit parking in any location normally prohibited (for example, no parking zones, loading zones, or spaces for persons with disabilities). Temporary no parking signs will be enforced on Nov. 12.

Recreation and Art Centers: All City recreation and art centers will be open on a regular schedule on Nov. 12. Please check for specific information on operating hours.

Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools will be closed on Nov. 12.

State Offices: The Circuit Court, Clerk of Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and Court Service Unit located in the Alexandria Courthouse at 520 King St. will be closed on Nov. 12. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles office, located at 2681 Mill Road, will also be closed on Nov. 12.

Transit: The Alexandria Transit Company DASH bus service will operate on its regular Sunday  schedule on November 11 and regular weekday schedule on Nov. 12. The free King Street Trolley will operate on its normal schedule, every 10 -15 minutes between the King Street Metro Station and the Potomac River waterfront, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12. For more information,

There will be no Blue or Yellow line service between the Braddock Road and Pentagon City Metrorail stations over Veterans Day weekend (Friday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 12). This shutdown is due to a four-day Metro project that will close the Reagan National Airport and Crystal City stations. Free shuttle buses will replace trains between Braddock Road and Pentagon City stations during this time. For more detailed information, visit or call 202.637.7000.