Free Rides for Veterans and Active Duty Military on Veterans Day

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The County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) will COLTS will offer free riders to veterans and active duty military members on Veterans Day in recognition of their service to our country. Veterans should show the driver their VA card or honorable discharge papers, and active duty military members can show their Military ID cards.

“We feel that it is important to honor the sacrifices made by our distinguished veterans and members of our military,” said Executive Director Bob Fiume. “Offering free rides to them is just a small token of our appreciation.”
COLTS buses will run on regular routes, but COLTS’ administrative offices will be closed, reopening on Tuesday.

Veterans Day, which was first proclaimed a holiday in 1919 as Armistice Day in remembrance of World War I veterans, became a legal holiday in 1938. It later became known as Veterans Day in 1954 and is a federal holiday.

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