EDINBURG – In observance of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, all Hidalgo County offices will be closed for business; normal operations will resume on Monday, Nov. 14.

On this unique occasion, 11.11.11, Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner Joel Quintanilla will be hosting a remembrance ceremony paying tribute to all veterans and honoring all who have served our country.

The ceremony will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Catholic War Veterans Hall (1501 International Blvd) in Weslaco. Commissioner Quintanilla will recognize and honor local veterans from Hidalgo County; Ret. Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez, United States Army, will deliver the keynote address. Other special guests include County Judge Ramon Garcia, U. S. Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., State Representative Aaron Peña, and State Representative Armando Martinez, among other invited dignitaries and officials.

Food and refreshments will be provided. Officials will be available for interviews immediately following the program. All media and the public are invited to attend.