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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Nov. 11

A chance of morning rain on Veterans Day today.

Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section.

Today is Friday, Nov. 11. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Isolated morning showers: For the most part today looks like it will be pretty nice, but there is a chance of isolated showers before 9 a.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. It will gradually become mostly sunny today with a high near 51 degrees. Partly cloudy tonight with a low around 31. 
  • Veterans Day Service: Burlington is holding a on the Burlington Town Commons. If the weather is worse than expected the service may be moved to the , 61 Center St.
  • Closings: All town offices, government buildings and schools are closed today. 
  • Live Music: Burlington's is hosting an show tonight featuring "Andrei Garthoff" and "Sara Taylor." Show starts at 6:30 p.m. and price of admission is $10.
  • History of Veterans Day: The date of Veterans Day stems from the implementation of the armistice, outlined in the Treaty of Versailles signed by Germany and the Allied Powers, that ended World War 1 on November 11, 1918. In 1919 President Woodrow Wilson officially made Nov. 11 "Armistice Day" to commemorate the end of the conflict. On June 1, 1954, Congress, at the recommendation of President Dwight Eisenhower, amended the act to replace "Armistice" with "Veterans" to honor veterans of all conflicts in which U.S. soldiers were deployed.

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