Flags at North County Government CenterFairfax County Public Schools students traditionally go to school on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

While it is a federal holiday, for years FCPS has been packaging November days off as a semester break/Election Day/teachers-conference two-day event the first few days of November.

The tradeoff is school on the national holiday.

While many schools have Veterans Day activities on Nov. 11 — for many years, Reston’s Sunrise Valley Elementary, for example, has invited Veterans to speak at a morning assembly. But not all do, and the day is just business as usual.

Should there be school on Veterans Day? Or should it be a chance to reflect and honor on what veterans have done for the United States?

Take our poll and tell us in the comments.


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